In a story from Variety, The Weinstein Co. picked up the international rights to The Fighter from Relativity Media.

The film, directed by David O. Russell, will star Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. It is currently in pre-production.

Film is about half-brothers "Irish" Micky Ward and Dickie Eklund. It was written by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, and was recently rewritten by Scott Silver and Lewis Colick.

Paramount Pictures will be distributing the film domestically.