Mickey O’Keefe ( LPD officer who plays himself in the movie), Mark Wahlberg (as Micky Ward) and Christian Bale (as Dicky Ekland) in a scene filmed at Arthur Ramalho’s West End Gym in Lowell.
In the Globe A&E/Celebrity News, Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein are reporting that NBC’s ”Today” show is sending a crew to Lowell next week to film a segment about Micky Ward and Dicky Ekland. It’s sure to air as part of the build-up to Oscar night.
We’re told a crew from NBC’s “Today’’ show is headed to Lowell next week to shoot a segment on boxing brothers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, whose stories are the basis of David O. Russell’s Oscar-nominated film “The Fighter.’’
Be on the look-out in your travels around Lowell next week, especially if you are near the Owl Diner, the West End Gym or particular haunts seen in the Lowell-made movie – The Fighter. You can always check out Dick’s map of the movie’s on-location-in-Lowell sites - as a well-known national travel blog did just the other day. Check here -http://www.richardhowe.com/2011/02/03/richardhowe-com-featured-on-national-travel-site/comment-page-1/#comment-6367