New 'Warrior' trailer: oh brothers!

Warrior‘s new trailer hit the Web today, and from the looks of it, it’s going to put the fun back into dysfunctional fighting families. Written and directed by Gavin O’Connor (Miracle), two brothers (Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton), in remarkably different circumstances, end up training and eventually fighting each other in a mixed martial arts UFC tournament. Awkward Thanksgiving dinner, ahoy!

You’ll be forgiven if you don’t immediately recognize Inception‘s Tom Hardy  — the actor certainly looks a lot different, thanks to five months of training (with a gain of 28 pounds of muscle) in order to play the younger of the brothers, a marine who returns from Iraq. And if you don’t recognize the actor playing the older brother, Joel Edgerton last seen in the terrific (and far too little seen) Animal Kingdom, you should go and rent that movie right now.

Rounding out the cast is Nick Nolte — playing the alcoholic patriarch, now sober, who trains Hardy to compete — former House star Jennifer Morrison, and Noah Emmerich. While comparisons to The Fighter will surely dog this film from now till its release on Sept. 9, it looks fascinating — and with this cast, sure to be worth seeing. 

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  • harry


  • mark in nyc

    Hey Sara!
    it is the new “warrior” trailer. Warriors was a movie that came out in the 70’s. I thought this was a remake.
    Editor asleep today?

    • Jamaaliver

      Ditto. And I wouldn’t mind seeing a remake of ‘The Warriors’ from the 70s.

      • Quirky

        Why on earth would you want a Warriors remake? They’d probably cast Shia Labeouf and Zac Efron in it.

  • Cain

    US MMA fans continue to hope for our version of The Fighter or Rocky. As of right now, We’ve only had cliche junk that was made by producers to make a quick buck of the fastest growing sport on the planet.

    • Quirky

      Agreed. This trailer does give me a little hope though. The whole teacher angle reminds me alot of Rich Franklin.

  • Andy

    I’m with you guys. I thought ‘They’re remaking The Warriors?’

  • Jobee

    Warriors…..Come out to plaaaaaaeeeeeeeaaaaayyyy!!!

  • reel_deal

    Is it just me or did they even use the same font The Fighter used for its title slides?

  • McNulty

    The name’s Kurt Angle and what the heck
    I won a gold medal with a broken freaking neck!

  • Renaton

    Thank god it’s not a “Warriors” remake!

  • Aleki

    can’t wait to see again Jennifer Morrison on big screen! Go Jen!

  • Paris Milton

    I hope Tom Hardy and Kurt Angle will have an MMA fight in this film.

  • Kylie Cyrus

    Jennifer Morrison is amazingly gorgeous. This sensual young woman is indescribably beautiful.

    Random Star Trek connection – Shinzon and Winona Kirk together on screen.

  • caroline

    ohhhhhhhhhh this looks so good. Tom Hardy is amazing and I don’t care how close this resembles the fighter, that was a good movie and I’m gonna see this one too!

  • Gazz

    What is the music featured in this trailer? Specifically from 1:08 onwards?

  • benben

    it kinda has a ken shamrock thing with the fighting a brother, and a rich franking thing with the teacher.

  • Steve French

    Gonna be way better than the fighter. MMA is so much more interesting than boxing. Can’t wait for this one.

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