A new movie from director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem For A Dream) features a new acoustic Bruce tune that plays over the final credits. The song and movie are both titled “The Wrestler.”
The movie stars Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei and supposedly marks a return to form for Mickey Rourke, whose success in “Diner” and “Pope Of Greenwich Village” seems like a lifetime ago. The film kicked off a bidding war for its release after playing at the Venice and Toronto film festivals and reviewers are even using Oscar and Mickey Rourke in the same sentence!
According to an interview at the Venice Film Festival, linked to by Backstreets, the director says that Bruce is a friend of Rourke’s and was moved to write the song after Rourke let him read the script.