Darren Aronofsky's latest effort The Wrestler has been picked up by Fox Searchlight after an intense bidding war. The film, about a fading Pro Wrestler (Mickey Rourke) trying to make his money on the independent circuit, has been garnering some rave reviews at film festivals over the past few weeks. It won the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and Variety described Rourke's performance as "a galvanizing, humorous, deeply moving portrait that instantly takes its place among the great, iconic screen performances." Aronofsky has a history of making, shall we say, odd movies. Odd, but critically acclaimed nonetheless, as he has previously tackled subjects like maths equations (Pi), drug addiction (Requiem For A Dream) and eternal life (The Fountain) with great success.