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Archenemy: Director Adam Egypt Mortimer Talks Film’s Comic Influence
Image courtesy of RLJE Films. One film that particularly inspired Mortimer was Aronofsky's 2008-critically-acclaimed film The Wrestler, which starred Mickey Rourke "How it took a broken 'Hulk Hogan' and started the story there at the end of his life," he said "I wanted to do that with Superman I wanted a broken ex-Superman who's an alcoholic[...]
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The story of World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) Paige, become a rare exception in the world of professional wrestling that it showed authenticity and achieved what it wanted with hardly any filtering. Lack of Dramatization When you look at another acclaimed film in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler where the protagonist in Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) going[...]
Will Smith to Host Darren Aronofsky Earth Series for Nat Geo
Executive produced by Darren Aronofsky (mother!, The Wrestler), the 10-episode series tells the story of Earth, what exactly makes it so special and how it uniquely brims with life among a largely unknown but harsh universe Aronofsky said of the project: "I am thrilled to have Will Smith on board to guide our series His charisma,[...]