December 9, 2008
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Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Scott Donaton promote and attend Cinema Society and Entertainment Weekly screening of director Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room in New York City. The Wrestler hits theaters on Wednesday, December 17.
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Synopsis: Back in the late ’80s, Randy The Ram Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life–trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy The Ram back into his world of wrestling.
Darren Aronofsky is repped by Craig Gering, Bryan Lourd and Elizabeth Swofford @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), attorney Carlos K. Goodman @ Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette & Feldman, LLP and publicist Karen Samfilippo @ Image Management Public Relations.