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08.11.2008

The cool peeps over at "Bad Taste" recently got ahold of some new pics of the Daren Aronofsky directed THE WRESTLER, courtesy of the Venice Film Festival where THE WRESTLER will be screening. In it, Mickey Rourke plays the titular washed up professional wrestler trying to mount a come back and, coincidentally enough, a smoking hot stripper in the form of Marisa Tomei. Evan Rachel Wood plays his whip smart daughter. Click through for more pics and for lots more pics from three or four other films.

In related news, the official site is ACTIVE and has what appears to be at least a mock-up of the teaser poster. No release date as yet but we'll be sure to let you know the second it gets one.

THE WRESTLER

THE WRESTLER

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Extra Tidbit: Nicolas Cage was originally set to star before Rourke stepped in.
Source: Bad Taste

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10:54AM on 08/12/2008
I'm with PorkChop, Rourke is definitely under-rated. Probably cause he's such a dirty bastard from what I've read. Can't wait to see the movie.
I'm with PorkChop, Rourke is definitely under-rated. Probably cause he's such a dirty bastard from what I've read. Can't wait to see the movie.
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3:15AM on 08/12/2008

Hmm

Mickey looks like a mash between Triple H and Sean Michaels. :D
Mickey looks like a mash between Triple H and Sean Michaels. :D
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12:12AM on 08/12/2008
"even if professional wrestling is only slightly less retarded than Simple Jack."

I should be used to this by now, but it still annoys me.
"even if professional wrestling is only slightly less retarded than Simple Jack."

I should be used to this by now, but it still annoys me.
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11:43PM on 08/11/2008
I'm inclined to agree with cllp. I didn't really care for The Fountain.

Even still, Aronofsky is respectable enough to make me want to check this one out so I'll give it a look, even if professional wrestling is only slightly less retarded than Simple Jack.
I'm inclined to agree with cllp. I didn't really care for The Fountain.

Even still, Aronofsky is respectable enough to make me want to check this one out so I'll give it a look, even if professional wrestling is only slightly less retarded than Simple Jack.
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10:10PM on 08/11/2008
Can not wait. Should be awesome.
Can not wait. Should be awesome.
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9:01PM on 08/11/2008

Mmm...

Im not so sure yet...
Despite gorgeous Marisa Tomei, my concern is that Darren Aronofsky´s films since RFAD are being a step down... or maybe the wrestler will be a masterpiece?
Im not so sure yet...
Despite gorgeous Marisa Tomei, my concern is that Darren Aronofsky´s films since RFAD are being a step down... or maybe the wrestler will be a masterpiece?
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8:36PM on 08/11/2008
I still think Mickey Rourke is pretty damn under-rated, I'm pretty pumped like a wrestler.....for The Wrestler. See what I did there?
I still think Mickey Rourke is pretty damn under-rated, I'm pretty pumped like a wrestler.....for The Wrestler. See what I did there?
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8:19PM on 08/11/2008
This will break your balls and punch your mother in the face.

Cage backed out after seeing a Ring of Honor event. Too many high spots.
This will break your balls and punch your mother in the face.

Cage backed out after seeing a Ring of Honor event. Too many high spots.
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7:50PM on 08/11/2008
I'm hoping this is good even though every movie about wrestling has been awful aside from documentaries. But, still I hope this is the wrestling version of Raging Bull and the cast and director has me excited for this. Plus, one of my faves Necro Butcher is in it.
I'm hoping this is good even though every movie about wrestling has been awful aside from documentaries. But, still I hope this is the wrestling version of Raging Bull and the cast and director has me excited for this. Plus, one of my faves Necro Butcher is in it.
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6:37PM on 08/11/2008
I've never been to a wrestling match but if all the signs in the crowd are as witty as the one behind Rourke count me in.
I've never been to a wrestling match but if all the signs in the crowd are as witty as the one behind Rourke count me in.
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6:25PM on 08/11/2008
Yeah, I hope Darren Aronofsky delivers an awesome movie like always. I hope he does The Fighter next.
Yeah, I hope Darren Aronofsky delivers an awesome movie like always. I hope he does The Fighter next.
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6:19PM on 08/11/2008
Something tells me this may be a pretty great movie.
Something tells me this may be a pretty great movie.
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6:12PM on 08/11/2008
Im stoked
Im stoked
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5:40PM on 08/11/2008

Fuck, i don't know...

I would have absolutely no interest in this if it weren't for my love of all things Aronofsky. These pictures do nothing to assuage my concerns or get me excited at all.
I would have absolutely no interest in this if it weren't for my love of all things Aronofsky. These pictures do nothing to assuage my concerns or get me excited at all.
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