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Mickey wants Mona

05.15.2009

Mickey Rourke Alright, listen, Mickey Rourke, you're a good actor, you seem to finally have your shit together and, so long as you're not snorting an assortment of white powders like they're candy, you don't have to agree to every goddamn project that your agent brings to you. Just take it easy, dude. People won't just stop hiring you. It's as if his agent comes up to him and says "Hey Mick, I've got a…" and he immediately shouts "Yes!" then the agent says "But I haven't told you about…" and he shouts desperately "Just give me the fucking contract already!" All this is to say that he's recently signed on yet another project - the Larry Clark written and directed drama/thriller remake MONA LISA. In it, he'll play an ex-con who takes a job as a chauffeur for a high class escort. Eva Green is currently in talks to play the escort. Production is expected to start in New York in July. And rather than list Rourke's ten thousand upcoming projects, just peruse them all HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Rourke turned down lead roles in THE UNTOUCHABLES, HIGHLANDER and RAIN MAN. Then. Probably wouldn't do that now.
Source: Variety

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10:11PM on 05/16/2009
Ray Winstone would be good as the "heavy in this.

The original is a fine movie.

Rourke's ongoing resume is not bad. he's got a little of this, a little of that, lots of variety in his upcoming stuff.

BTW- I never stopped liking Rourke. I just felt so bad for him, literally, a guy who threw it all down the toilet, and whatever he didn't chuck down the shitter, went up his fucking nose.

He lost everything.

I just hope he doesn't get addicted to now wanting [link] may need to fall
Ray Winstone would be good as the "heavy in this.

The original is a fine movie.

Rourke's ongoing resume is not bad. he's got a little of this, a little of that, lots of variety in his upcoming stuff.

BTW- I never stopped liking Rourke. I just felt so bad for him, literally, a guy who threw it all down the toilet, and whatever he didn't chuck down the shitter, went up his fucking nose.

He lost everything.

I just hope he doesn't get addicted to now wanting [link] may need to fall in somewhere if things get crazy out of hand again.

Even if they do though, I'll never stop liking the guy.
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2:17PM on 05/16/2009

Rourke a busy fella

Rourke is certainly a busy fella these days! w/ alot of decent looking/sounding projects-minus this.The 1986 film "Mona Lisa" doesn't in effect need a face lift. IMO.
Rourke is certainly a busy fella these days! w/ alot of decent looking/sounding projects-minus this.The 1986 film "Mona Lisa" doesn't in effect need a face lift. IMO.
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11:03PM on 05/15/2009

Terrific movie

Honestly, if you haven't seen Neil Jordan's "Mona Lisa," do so as soon as possible. A tour de force by all involved, and a pretty neat little gangster drama. Bob Hoskins' finest hour, and that's saying something.

I read just yesterday Larry Clark was remaking it, and that didn't exactly thrill me. But in all honesty Mickey Rourke is like the ONLY guy I can think of who could get me to see this, because frankly he's just right for the part. As for the movie, if they can't find a guy as cool
Honestly, if you haven't seen Neil Jordan's "Mona Lisa," do so as soon as possible. A tour de force by all involved, and a pretty neat little gangster drama. Bob Hoskins' finest hour, and that's saying something.

I read just yesterday Larry Clark was remaking it, and that didn't exactly thrill me. But in all honesty Mickey Rourke is like the ONLY guy I can think of who could get me to see this, because frankly he's just right for the part. As for the movie, if they can't find a guy as cool as Michael Caine to play the heavy then this project should stop right there.

(Still can't believe that was Clarke Peters A.K.A. Lester Freamon from "The Wire" as the pimp)
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9:34PM on 05/15/2009
Total shame he didn't do The Untouchables, Highlander or Rainman. Could've been amazing in the roles....

...Oh well...at least he's making up for it now. Bring on more Mickey!
Total shame he didn't do The Untouchables, Highlander or Rainman. Could've been amazing in the roles....

...Oh well...at least he's making up for it now. Bring on more Mickey!
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9:26PM on 05/15/2009
I wonder how Highlander would turn out if Rourke was actually in it.
I wonder how Highlander would turn out if Rourke was actually in it.
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