The sisters of boxer MICKY WARD are unhappy with their portrayal in Mark Wahlberg's new movie THE FIGHTER, according to the film's director.
The Hollywood actor brings the real-life story of former world champion 'Irish' Mickey Ward to the big screen in the new picture, which has won rave reviews and a number of high profile awards nominations.
The film reveals the relationship between Ward and his boxer step-brother DICky Ecklund, and also focuses on their family, including seven sisters, who are portrayed as rude and foul-mouthed and are even seen scrapping with Amy Adams' onscreen character.
However, director David O. Russell admits the real-life female siblings are unimpressed with their representation, and one even left a screening of the film.
He tells the New York Daily News, "One sister walked out when we were screening it for them. I talked to the family about it, and they said 'One out of seven ain't bad.'"