Mickey rourke playing Gareth Thomas in a movie

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    Dec 26, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
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    Gareth Thomas has been palling around with Mickey Rourke to help the Wrestler actor prepare for

    his role in an upcoming biopic about the gay rugby player. Apparently the two have become come close friends while working on the project, with Rourke moving to Wales so Thomas can get him into fighting-trim shape, TheGayUK.com reports.

    Rourke will even appear in Thomas’s upcoming workout video.

    It hasn’t been all pushups and jumping jacks, though: Thomas took Rourke to some Soho gay bars when they were both in London: “We planned to go gay clubbing but we didn’t want to get pictured going out,” Thomas told the Daily Star. “We just wanted to go out and have fun and let him experience a gay club.”

    While Rourke has proven his dedication to demanding physical roles, at 60, he’s decades older than the former Crusaders player, and not exactly the imposing colossus that Thomas, 38, is.

    Thomas has defended Rourke in the role, though, and says the film should start shooting in mid-2013.



    What do you guys think: Can Rourke pull this off or would you have cast someone else?

    I personally think it was a miscast like Lindsey Lohan in Liz &dick

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    Dec 27, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    Micky Rourke is prob the biggest idiot known to man.He was killer handsome and became a fucking boxer...a boxer!Which ruined his looks and then he made it even worse with awful plastic surgery!Ay carumba!
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Some serious CGI required I think.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    I can only hope they use alot of CGI to enhance Mickey Rourke to be passable for Gareth Thomas....

    I would have liked to see maybe "The Rock" or John Cena or Ryan Reynolds
  • thadjock

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    Dec 27, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    wouldn't Gareth Thomas be the best person to play Gareth Thomas?

    why would you crop this photo?:

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    Dec 27, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    thadjock saidwouldn't Gareth Thomas be the best person to play Gareth Thomas?

    why would you crop this photo?:

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    Haha a grave injustice, sorry

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  • thadjock

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    Dec 27, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    rugby mates or bromance?:

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  • thadjock

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    Dec 27, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    rugby players should all be gay.....nick youngquest's ball cupping pic:

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    Dec 27, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    Mickey Rourke? Geez, just because he made a small comeback in The Wrestler, doesn't mean he's the shit now. He's not a very versatile actor. This movie is going to flop.
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:11 AM GMT
    thadjock saidrugby mates or bromance?:

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    Who's the bottom, who's the top haha

    Both are gorgeous men though.
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:15 AM GMT
    The uk seems to produce so many hot rugby players--

    Even though retired, Ben Cohen *drool*

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    Dec 27, 2012 8:23 AM GMT
    Think better casting would have been Jason Statham, Matthias Schoenaerts or Chris Evans. Matthias looks most like Gareth icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 9:31 AM GMT
    ''I'm gonna to have to reinvent you. Break you down completely, and build you up from scratch. Just like Mickey Rourke did to me sexually''

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    Dec 27, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
    spgem saidThink better casting would have been Jason Statham, Matthias Schoenaerts or Chris Evans. Matthias looks most like Gareth icon_smile.gif


    I thought the same thing about Jason Statham.
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    Dec 27, 2012 9:59 AM GMT
    An obvious selection. You have to admit, people have been confusing them for years.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    JaxGuy said
    spgem saidThink better casting would have been Jason Statham, Matthias Schoenaerts or Chris Evans. Matthias looks most like Gareth icon_smile.gif


    I thought the same thing about Jason Statham.


    i luv jason statham he's got the perfect look but i think he's quite short.
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    whereas thomas is >6ft? not sure how they'd compensate. maybe they could get scott caan to be a love interest.

    I would be first in line to see statham do the gay bedroom scenes though.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    JaxGuy said
    spgem saidThink better casting would have been Jason Statham, Matthias Schoenaerts or Chris Evans. Matthias looks most like Gareth icon_smile.gif


    I thought the same thing about Jason Statham.


    i luv jason statham he's got the perfect look but i think he's quite short.
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    whereas thomas is >6ft? not sure how they'd compensate. maybe they could get scott caan to be a love interest.

    I would be first in line to see statham do the gay bedroom scenes though.


    Wait how tall is he. I though Jason was 6'1...Movies make him taller than he is actually!
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    body_talk86 saidThe uk seems to produce so many hot rugby players--

    Even though retired, Ben Cohen *drool*

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    love Ben Cohenicon_biggrin.gif
  • thadjock

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    Dec 27, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    i think jesse spencer should play (with) nick youngquest:

    jesse:
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  • TonyD

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    Dec 27, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Mickey Rourke
    adds a certain unreal grittiness to all his roles.
    Casting Jim vs the other choices elevates the film from
    a more sexualized vehicle to a story of an odd man/ fish out of water story.
    Yeah, it would be great to see one of the other actors listed however the film would end up in the Magic Mike category of 'let's look at the hot guys'

    For this gay themed movie to elevate to a higher level than eye candy, a more seasoned/serious actor can take the film to new heights.
    A gay audience (due to hot guy lead) will not make this film
    successful, however, a Universally told story in a new setting with a sympathetic, if not likeable lead, could bring it to another level.
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    TonyD saidMickey Rourke
    adds a certain unreal grittiness to all his roles.
    Casting Jim vs the other choices elevates the film from
    a more sexualized vehicle to a story of an odd man/ fish out of water story.
    Yeah, it would be great to see one of the other actors listed however the film would end up in the Magic Mike category of 'let's look at the hot guys'

    For this gay themed movie to elevate to a higher level than eye candy, a more seasoned/serious actor can take the film to new heights.
    A gay audience (due to hot guy lead) will not make this film
    successful, however, a Universally told story in a new setting with a sympathetic, if not likeable lead, could bring it to another level.


    repeating my original assertion: i'd much rather watch a documentary on gareth thomas, starring the real gareth thomas.

    how do they cast the rest of the film if an over 60 mickey rourke is the lead? the rest of the rugby team is harrison ford, jack nicholson, and patrick stewart?

    if you want to make a serious film cast a complete unknown, not a name actor who's age is unforgiveable by the intended audience when trying to believe the character.
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    Dec 29, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    JaxGuy said
    spgem saidThink better casting would have been Jason Statham, Matthias Schoenaerts or Chris Evans. Matthias looks most like Gareth icon_smile.gif


    I thought the same thing about Jason Statham.


    i luv jason statham he's got the perfect look but i think he's quite short.
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    whereas thomas is >6ft? not sure how they'd compensate. maybe they could get scott caan to be a love interest.

    I would be first in line to see statham do the gay bedroom scenes though.


    If Tom Cruise can be Jack Reacher, a character who is supposed to be 6'5''....

    But I googled it and Jason Statham is 5'9''. Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley is also supposed to be 5'9''. So something has to be wrong about those pics.

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    Dec 29, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    JaxGuy said<
    If Tom Cruise can be Jack Reacher, a character who is supposed to be 6'5''....

    But I googled it and Jason Statham is 5'9''. Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley is also supposed to be 5'9''. So something has to be wrong about those pics.



    because publicists spin the height difference by lying about their acutal heights maybe?

    she's a super model so that means minimum of 6', and i'd guess him to be more like 5-7 in reality.you kind of get a sense of his height in movies sometimes when he's standing next to cars or fixed objects that they can't manipulate the height of.

    in cranked when he's running down the street in his hospital gown he looks very short.
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    Dec 29, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    I think it's a fail. If I was Gareth Thomas i'd be like WTF
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    Dec 29, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    calguy456 saidI think it's a fail. If I was Gareth Thomas i'd be like WTF


    Gareth is all for Mickey Rourke.