Arturo Gatti Dream Casting for ‘The Fighter’ Sequel
With Mark Whalberg returning as Mickey Ward in the rumored Fighter sequel, boxing fans are itching to find out who will play his opposite Arturo “Thunder” Gatti. Very few details are known on the film which is supposed to be based on the three infamous battles Ward & Gatti faced against each other. Gatti’s casting is especially meaningful after the champions untimely death in 2009.
They’ll have to do a heck of a job finding the right lead as it will be pivotal to the movie. Whalberg said in an interview “We left out the Aturo Gatti fights for a reason…Because that’s for ‘Fighter 2′. We’re not going to do ‘Fighter’ 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, but we’re gonna do 2. We’re gonna do the Ward/Gatti trilogy.”.
Regarding status of where they are at with the project;
“We got to do that film before I get too old. So maybe in the next year, year and a half. We have to wait for the script, and then we’ll choose a director.”
Here are just a few suggestions from the DMC camp.
John Leguizamo as Arturo Gatti
Max Greenfield as Arturo Gatti
Zachary Quinto as Arturo Gatti
Here is round 9 of fight numero uno.
Who would you cast as Arturo Gatti in ‘The Fighter’ sequel?