The Wrestler Trailer Finally Here

Mickey Rourke's best performance ever

It's been a long time coming, but The Wrestler trailer is here at last, and it'll give you some indication why every critic and member of the public who has already seen the film has started buzzing about Oscars.

Darren Aronofsky's film sees Mickey Rourke play Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a wrestler who was big in the 1980s but now ekes out a living at small shows and conventions. A regular at a strip club, he has a quasi-friendship with dancer Cassidy (Marisa Tomei), who encourages him to seek out and try to win back his estranged daughter Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood). And in the meantime, Randy's offered the chance of a lifetime, a rematch with his most iconic opponent, The Ayatollah.

The Wrestler is out here on January 16, which gives you six days to see it before Oscar nominations are announced on January 22 and everyone starts crowding in to see Rourke's performance (we're betting).