While we wait for the brother-on-brother mixed-martial-arts action of 'Warrior' to hit theaters on September 9, enjoy these professional portraits of stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. They're from the book 'The Men of Warrior,' a coffee table book with photography by Tim Palen and a forward by Hardy.
Those are Hardy's own tats he sports for his role as Tommy, an ex-Marine with a drug problem seeking redemption in the ring. Edgerton ('Animal Kingdom') plays Brendan, a physics teacher turned ultimate fighter who happens to be Tommy's estranged brother. Nick Nolte plays their father, a recovering alcoholic who agrees to train Tommy for a winner-takes-all event.
Savor those muscles after the jump.
photographs by Tim Palen