Mickey Rourke To Portray Gay Rugby Player?
Infamous tough guy Mickey Rourke might be about to swap his wrestling leotard for a rugby kit as he looks set to play Welsh international rugby star Gareth Thomas. Thomas, who is the most capped Welsh player ever, publicly announced that he was gay in 2009.
Rourke got in touch with Thomas and sounded him out about making a movie of his life. They met for dinner last week, and The Wrestler star also invited Thomas to be in the audience of Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.
“The next step is for us to agree the terms of the film with Mickey’s management,” Thomas’ manager told the Mail Online, “then it’ll be a question of getting a script sorted.” No deal, or script, is in place, but the Oscar-nominee appears to be very enthusiastic about making a movie of Thomas’ life.