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%.