Hardy (‘Inception’) stars as the younger brother who joined the Marines, and Edgerton (‘Animal Kingdom’) plays the older one who became a teacher and had a family he now can’t support. Nick Nolte is already drawing Oscar buzz as the father of this fractious clan, a former alcoholic who’s now training Hardy.
Picture ‘The Fighter,’ but with mixed martial arts and the two brothers getting into the ring and fighting each other. Gavin O’Connor, the man behind the inspirational Olympics hockey pic ‘Miracle,’ wrote and directed.
Our own Erik Childress pronounced it better than ‘The Fighter’ after seeing it at CinemaCon.
Watch the trailer after the jump.