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Mickey Rourke planning biopic of gay rugby star Gareth Thomas

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  1. “The rugby fan reportedly wants to play Thomas in the film”

    Nice that he wants to make a movie about Gareth Thomas, but I see 2 major problems:

    1. Mickey Rourke is too old to play the role
    2. Gareth Thomas isn’t dead. Isn’t it a bit early to be making movies about his life.

  2. I doubt anything will come of this. It’s probably a publicity stunt to fight allegations of homophobia.

    Boyd Hilton’s review of FNWJR, in which he mentions Gareth Thomas being given a hug by Jonathan Ross –

    My review of FNWJR –

  3. So Mickey Rourke wants to play Gareth Thomas…. Wrong in so many ways apart from the fact it made me laugh.

  4. Mikey Bear 19 Jul 2010, 2:32pm

    hello no way I will ask Alfie his view on this next time i see him its an insult in every way the mans an idiot to think he can play one of our national hero’s

  5. this will never film make money and will be available to buy on disc from ppoundland within weeks of its release, if its ever made.

  6. Mickey Rourke with a Welsh accent. It doesn’t bear thinking about

  7. A Boyo from the Valleys 19 Jul 2010, 4:25pm

    Now there’s a nice idea, isn’t it. Except for a couple a little problems:
    — Mickey Rourke, lovely man that he is, is 20 years older than our boy Gareth;
    — Mickey Rourke is not known to ‘ave a talented tongue…for languages, that is.
    Oh, please keep ‘Ollywood away from our Gareth’s story otherwise it will end up a mangled piece of schmaltzy nonsense that not even Gareth will be able to make sense of…particularly if the man playin’ ‘im is old enough to be his daddy.

  8. no. no. no. no
    hollywood is one big hypocrite

  9. Hmm. I see a problem with Mickey Rourke playing Gareth Thomas. Mickey Rourke looks like he’s been kicked down a staircase. Gareth, however, looks like he’s the one who did the kicking.

    You can’t polish a turd Mickey, and for the purposes of this, that’s what you are…

  10. Mickey Rourke's Agent 19 Jul 2010, 7:11pm

    Mickey could make Gareth a megastaw in the States! He’d be poyfect for the gawd dammed role. I swear on my grandmother’s grave!! Mickey’s got the poyfect bawdy, the poyfect face, the poyfect ruggerby skills and the poyfect attitood. I swear it on my father’s grave! It’s all damned lies dat Mickey’s had soygery. I swear it on my mother’s grave! And, he ain’t a day older than Bawbwa Stweisand. I swear it!

  11. I think he wants to do it then let him. I don’t think he’s homophobic , just a different generation and doesn’t really care.

    He’s got great talent sure he might be old for the part but who knows.

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