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.