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Mickey Rourke hops on the hog for Tony Scott and Hell's Angels

05.05.2010

With IRON MAN 2 blasting into theaters, Mickey Rourke is surfing the crest of his resurrection wave. While he recently talked about portraying Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan, it sounds like that curious project will have to wait.

Rourke is planning to slip on his riding leathers and crank the throttle as the founder of notorious biker club HELL'S ANGELS. The movie comes from director Tony Scott, who has been trying to rev it up for a decade (Rourke has also long been keen on doing a motorcycle movie, perhaps to help wash away the memory of HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN).

Deadline says the story is in the DONNIE BRASCO mold, describing it as "a two-hander with a younger actor playing a cop who attempts to infiltrate the club to investigate alleged criminal activities". Scott has apparently met with Shia LaBeouf to play the young hotshot.

Before rolling with the two-wheeled outlaws, Rourke will co-star in Scott's destined-to-be-retitled crime epic POTZDAMER PLATZ, which also has Jason Statham and Javier Bardem attached.

Extra Tidbit: Speaking of Rourke and Statham together, where the hell is the remake 13?

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11:28PM on 05/06/2010
The Motorcycle Boy is Back!!!
The Motorcycle Boy is Back!!!
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2:50PM on 05/06/2010

hurm...

labeouf... i just don't know.
labeouf... i just don't know.
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1:48PM on 05/06/2010
Rourke makes a fuck load of sense, the last person you'd think of is Shia Laboof.. What the fuck was Scotty smoking?
Rourke makes a fuck load of sense, the last person you'd think of is Shia Laboof.. What the fuck was Scotty smoking?
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1:12PM on 05/06/2010

HE THE FUCKING MAN!!

Mickey Rourke, Im fucking there!!
Mickey Rourke, Im fucking there!!
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9:45AM on 05/06/2010
Another great choice for Rourke...however, please don't cast Shia in this. I really cannot take him seriously when he's trying to play a badass.
Another great choice for Rourke...however, please don't cast Shia in this. I really cannot take him seriously when he's trying to play a badass.
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9:20AM on 05/06/2010
i bet this movie won't be as good as Sons of Anarchy.
i bet this movie won't be as good as Sons of Anarchy.
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7:45AM on 05/06/2010
Saw Iron Man 2 last night and it was everything I could hope for and more! I don't know much about the character of Whiplash, but Rooney did impress me with his take on him , so I'll be checking out his new stuff too.
Saw Iron Man 2 last night and it was everything I could hope for and more! I don't know much about the character of Whiplash, but Rooney did impress me with his take on him , so I'll be checking out his new stuff too.
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6:37AM on 05/06/2010
Haha, can you imagine LaBeouf with long hair?
Haha, can you imagine LaBeouf with long hair?
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2:36AM on 05/06/2010

Rourke is the man

You know it's true.
You know it's true.
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12:38AM on 05/06/2010

PERFECT ROLE FOR MICKEY

SONS OF ANARKY is one of my favorite shows and a movie about Sonny Barger would be AWESOME possibly OSCAR BAIT(HOLLYWOOD loves outlaws) Its like Goodfellas on wheels.
SONS OF ANARKY is one of my favorite shows and a movie about Sonny Barger would be AWESOME possibly OSCAR BAIT(HOLLYWOOD loves outlaws) Its like Goodfellas on wheels.
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11:25PM on 05/05/2010
YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember reading about this after Domino came out and then nothing. SO PUMPED Rourke agreed. He looks a lot like Sonny Barger plus Rourke knows all about bikes and shit. Sonny Barger lived a CRAZY life and this is gonna be one helluva film. Can't wait.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember reading about this after Domino came out and then nothing. SO PUMPED Rourke agreed. He looks a lot like Sonny Barger plus Rourke knows all about bikes and shit. Sonny Barger lived a CRAZY life and this is gonna be one helluva film. Can't wait.
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11:04PM on 05/05/2010
This sounds good and all, but I don't really see LaBeouf as a rookie cop under disguise. I like the guy and all, but I'd rather see someone a little older and a little less popular for the role.
This sounds good and all, but I don't really see LaBeouf as a rookie cop under disguise. I like the guy and all, but I'd rather see someone a little older and a little less popular for the role.
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10:56PM on 05/05/2010

Yeah, where is it indeed???

wikipedia has the release date for Feb. 2010 and I haven't heard a stitch on it for sometime now. I hope it doesn't go straight to DVD.
wikipedia has the release date for Feb. 2010 and I haven't heard a stitch on it for sometime now. I hope it doesn't go straight to DVD.
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