Thereâ€™s sibling rivalry, and then thereâ€™s Warrior. Two brothers at odds of the worst kind. Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton star alongside each other in this riveting drama, set within the unforgiving world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). But, speaking to them ahead of the film’s release, it seems as if Tom and Joel have left behind any kind of rivalry on the set of the movie.
Off camera, and in real life when they are together talking about the film, the two actors, fast on the rise, are comfortable around each other and crack jokes rather than knuckles. They talk about family, putting on weight and having Nick Nolte for a father.
Warrior is a moving story, with an incredible soundtrack from The National, that features excellent, nuanced performances from both Tom and Joel. It really is a must-see.
Warrior opens in South Africa this weekend.