Amy Adams is in talks to join Relativity Media's The Fighter, starring alongside Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in the David O. Russell-directed drama.

According to Variety, Adams would play a gritty bartender from Massachusetts who ends up dating Wahlberg's character, "Irish" Mickey Ward.

The film tells the story of Ward's early days on the rough streets of Lowell, Mass., and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by his half-brother, portrayed by Bale. Melissa Leo's also been cast.

The Fighter stars production this summer.