- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 06:39
- Written by Lupe Haas
After breaking out in Christopher Nolan's Inception and starring in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, actor Tom Hardy is on the rise and headlining a new inspirational action drama WARRIOR, directed by Gavin O'Connor (Miracle). WARRIOR, also starring Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode III), will also be accompanied by a coffee table book, The Men of Warrior, featuring photographs from the new film.
In WARRIOR, Tom Hardy is a Marine returning home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin. But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.
The Men Of Warrior coffee table shot by famed photographer Tim Palen book features stunning photographs of the actors and fighters featured in the film, including Tom Hardy, who also wrote the book’s foreword, Joel Edgerton, Erik Apple, Nate Marquardt, and Ron “RJ” Messenger. In its pages, Hardy and Edgerton show off their hard-earned fighting bodies and bloodied upper lips, capturing the tough and dramatic world of WARRIOR in a series of iconic images, all of which are poster-worthy. The 128 page book will be on sale August 9, 2011, a month before the film's release on September 9, 2011.