Marisa Tomei Stripteasing in 'The Wrestler'

Having agreed to join in the indie project about retired wrestler trying to make a comeback, the Oscar-winning actress is going to portray a stripper in the film.

AceShowbiz - The Mona Lisa Vito in 1992's crime comedy "My Cousin Vinny" %cMarisa Tomei% has agreed to join the cast of independent drama "The Wrestler". According to Variety, the 43-year-old actress has been signed to star as the leading female in the Darren Aronofsky directed-film.

Playing opposite "Man on Fire" star %cMickey Rourke%, the Academy Award-winning actress is set to depict a stripper who lives under one roof with Randy "The Ram" Robinson. Rourke will be playing The Ram, a wrestler who was forced to retire following a heart attack.

Penned by Aronofsky and Robert Siegel, the indie film resolves around Rourke's characters who is an over-the-hill 1980s' professional wrestler trying to make his way back to the business for a final match with his former rival. It is reported that the film has started filming in New York and New Jersey.

In 2007, Tomei has appeared alongside %cTim Allen%, %cJohn Travolta%, %cMartin Lawrence% and %cWilliam H. Macy% in "Wild Hogs". Most recently, she starred as Gina Hanson opposite %cPhilip Seymour Hoffman% in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead". She will next be seen in a dark political satire film "War, Inc." with %cJohn Cusack% and %cHilary Duff%.

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