The reason why Darren Aronofsky‘s The Wrestler has the un-popular position of closing the Venice Film Festival, is because the film is waiting on a new song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. The song was written for the closing credits and is also titled The Wrestler. Aronofsky calls the song “beautiful” … “wonderful acoustic piece”.
“Makes me choke up every time i hear it,” Aronofsky writes on his blog. “He really captured the spirit of the film and Mickey [Rourke]‘s character in the piece.”
It has already been reported that Slash (formerly from Guns and Roses) provided some guitar on Clint Mansell’s score.