There has been some unbelievable buzz over the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film “The Wrestler.” It’s been on several of the major festivals and is gearing up for it’s major theatrical release.
Many people are calling the film the “ressurection” of Mickey Rourke’s career, as he plays the role of Randy “The Ram” Robertson, an old, broken down wrestler from the 80’s looking for one last gasp at the glory.
Rourke apparently threw himself headfirst (literally) into the role, right down to doing as much of the wrestling scenes as possible. The film also stars Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, and a supporting cast of real-life wrestlers (including the one and only Necro Butcher).
Here’s a look at the trailer, which was just releashed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.