MMA Film Adds Nolte, Heads For Production

March 9, 2009 has kept you abreast of the latest moves by Hollywood to cash in on the MMA craze, and another movie is headed for the silver screen. We have kept you informed on the status of the movie Warriors, mainly due to the MMA roots of the director Gavin O’Connor. O’ Connor was the producer for the widely acclaimed documentary on Mark Kerr, The Smashing Machine. has the latest in casting on the film and notes that production should begin next month:

Lionsgate and director Gavin O’Connor have set Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Morrison to star in “Warrior,” a drama set in the world of mixed martial arts fighting. Production begins in April in Pittsburgh.

Nolte plays an ex-Vietnam vet boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism; the now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son (Hardy) and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. He and his older brother, played by Edgerton, are on a collision course in the ring.

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