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Mickey Rourke As Gareth Thomas?

According to British tabloid The Sun, Mickey Rourke has signed on to play Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a movie about the newly out national sports hero.
The two met for dinner last week after Rourke had been a guest on Jonathan Ross' last BBC chat show. Their managers are now trying to work out a deal to make a movie based on the life of Wales's most-capped rugby union international. Oscar-nominated Rourke, 57 - a former boxer - is believed to have wanted to do a film about rugby for some time. But he did not have a suitable story until he read about full-back Thomas. Thomas, 35 - who last year became the first rugby union player to reveal he was gay - has since switched codes to play for Wrexham-based league side Crusaders.
Rourke is way too old to play Gareth Thomas.

(Via - The Advocate)

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