The Wrestler

(2008)

Film centers on Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a 1980s-era star pro wrestler who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. After he has a heart attack during a small-time match, a doctor tells him he could die if he fights again. In an effort to build a new life, Robinson takes a job at a deli, moves in with an aging stripper and tries to build a relationship with her son. But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life.

‘The Wrestler’ Brings the Squared-Circle Drama to DVD and Blu-ray on April 21st

You can bring home one of the best performances of the year home on DVD and Blu-ray this April. The Wrestler will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 21. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the Blu-ray will go for $39.98 SRP. We don't have the cover art for these releases as of yet, but we'll update this story as soon as we have the images. The film stars Mickey Rourke in his Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance, along with Oscar nominee Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Mickey Rourke gives the performance of a lifetime as pro wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a former superstar now paying the price for twenty years of grueling punishment in and out of the ring. But he's about to risk everything to prove he has one more match left in him: a re-staging of his famous Madison Square Garden bout against "The Ayatollah." Darren Aronofsky directs a powerful cast in this action-packed saga of guts, glory and gritty determination that is "as irresistible as a headlock" (New York Post).

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66th Annual Golden Globes Winners!

At the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestowed the following honors Sunday night...

Mamma Mia!

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Brand New ‘The Wrestler’ Trailer!

Apple has just released a new trailer for the critically-acclaimed film, The Wrestler, which hits theaters on December 17. Click below to get your first glance at one of the year's most talked-about films, and the Oscar-potential performance from Mickey Rourke.

The Wrestler centers on Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a 1980s-era star pro wrestler who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. After he has a heart attack during a small-time match, a doctor tells him he could die if he fights again. In an effort to build a new life, Robinson takes a job at a deli, moves in with an aging stripper and tries to build a relationship with her son. But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life.

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Fox Searchlight Gets in the Ring with ‘The Wrestler’

Darren Aronofsky has scored a pinfall with Fox Searchlight. According to Variety, the Fox indie arm has picked up Aronofsky's new film, The Wrestler, which is the first major sale of the Toronto Film Festival, followed by Danny Boyle's gritty but moving Slumdog Millionaire.

The studio won the bidding war for the film, which stars Mickey Rourke, picking up the film for $4 milliion, beating out other studios such as Lionsgate, Overture, Weinstein Co. and Sony.

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Marissa Tomei Enters the Ring with ‘The Wrestler’

Marisa Tomei has recently signed on to star opposite Mickey Rourke in the new Darren Aronofsky drama The Wrestler. According to Variety, the screenplay for the new independent feature was co-written by Aronofsky and Robert Siegel.

The Wrestler centers on Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Rourke), a 1980s-era star pro wrestler who has become a burnt-out shell of his former self. After he has a heart attack during a small-time match, a doctor tells him he could die if he fights again. In an effort to build a new life, Robinson takes a job at a deli, moves in with an aging stripper (Tomei) and tries to build a relationship with her son. But the prospect of a rematch with his old nemesis the Ayatollah proves too tempting to resist, even if it means risking his life.

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Mickey Rourke Is Putting ‘The Wrestler’ in a Headlock.

Mickey Rourke has joined the cast of the upcoming Independent drama The Wrestler. According to Variety, Darren Aronofsky will be directing the project.

Aronofsky will begin shooting the film in January.

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