Check out new images from Warrior

TOM HARDY is everywhere at the moment. And rightly so.

The Brit actor has already been on the receiving end of praise thanks to turns in Bronson and Inception and he’s set to light up the screen in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and as Bane in Chris Nolan‘s eagerly-anticipated Batman finale – The Dark Knight Rises.

But next up for the Hammersmith born star is Gavin O’Connor‘s bone-crunching drama Warrior.

Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting.

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport.

As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family.

Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.

But when Brendan’s unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

With Warrior due in UK cinemas on September 23 and we’ve got some images from the movie to give fans a taster of what to expect. Check them out below.

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