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David O. Russell is keen to script The Fighter 2

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Mark Wahlberg’s spent the past couple of weeks touting the possibility of The Fighter 2 , and now original director David O. Russell is sounding keen as well.

The director, who’s currently prepping work on video game adap Uncharted , spoke to MTV about the idea of a second Fighter .

“I think that would be awesome,” he says. “I just love those characters and I think we could do a lot of fun and interesting stuff.”

The Fighter 2 would continue the story of boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward, and include his infamous fight with Arturo Gatti.

“I think Micky’s story has a lot of heart whichever way you cut it,” Russell goes on. “You’d go towards the Gatti fights and you could go into the history of the family more. I really like the sisters.

“I would do it whenever anyone says they’re ready, I’m ready to write it.”

With Wahlberg clearly wanting to get going on the project as soon as possible, it'll be interesting to see if he'll wait around for a busy Russell to finish up Uncharted first, or jump into the ring with somebody else instead.