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Join our live chat with David O. Russell Friday, Feb. 4

February 1, 2011 |  6:23 pm

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After a six-year break between feature films, director David O. Russell came back strong with his most mainstream movie to date, "The Fighter." Longtime collaborator Mark Wahlberg ("Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees") was a producer on the film and brought Russell aboard to direct.

The movie, which tells the story of real-life boxing brothers Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale), has garnered a hefty share of key Oscar nominations, not the least of which are nods for best picture and for Russell's directing.

So what was it like for him directing Bale in the role of the drug-addicted Ecklund?  Or dealing with the financing ups and downs of the project? The director will join us at 11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 4) for a live chat to discuss the film, the Oscar race and whatever else you want to ask him about. Sign up below. 

Photo: Mark Wahlberg, left, and director David O. Russell. Credit: Jojo Whilden © 2010 Fighter, LLC.