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Mickey Rourke to play gay rugby star in new movie

London (ANI): American actor Mickey Rourke is set to play the role of gay British rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic. Rourke thought Thomas would be the 'perfect model" for a movie after reading a report about him 'coming out".

Rourke and Thomas met for dinner after Rourke appeared as a guest on Jonathan Ross" last BBC chat show. Both their managers are in talks now to make a movie based on the life of Wales"s most-capped rugby union international, reports The Sun.

Rourke wanted to do a movie on rugby since some time but couldn"t, until he read Thomas" suitable story.

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