AGAINST ALL ODDS, MICKEY ROURKE WILL PLAY 36 YEAR OLD GAY RUGBY PLAYER
Mickey Rourke is spending a lot of time in the UK , most likely working on preparations for his movie about Gareth Thomas. Mickey will star as the first rugby player to come out of the closet in 2009. Macho Thomas was tormented by his secret and even and married his childhood sweetheart before admitting he was gay. Although Thomas is 6’3” and 21 years younger than Mickey, he says “He’s the perfect person to play me.” Mickey and Gareth have had several long meetings about the role. Gareth stubbornly insisted on Mickey although “Gays want someone hotter.” Thomas feels Mickey has the right sensitivity for the part.