Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton make a perfect pair of dueling brothers who use the MMA cage to act out their aggressions, to battle their own personal demons, to find their own road to redemption.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What attracted them to making “Warrior”
*** Their characters
*** Their passions
Here's more on "Warrior" from Lionsgate:
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for a mixed martial arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.
Genres: Action/Adventure and Drama Running Time: 2 hr. 19 min. Release Date: September 9th, 2011 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material. Distributors:
Cast and Credits
Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison
Directed by: Gavin O'Connor
Produced by: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor
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