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Mickey RourkeFollowing his Oscar-nominated role in The Wrestler, comeback king Mickey Rourke has been a much in demand actor after 14 years in the movie wilderness.

Sporting a new crew cut on the final Jonathan Ross chat show last Friday, the Iron Man 2 star said that his new hairstyle was for an upcoming film project, although he was tight-lipped on exactly what project it was for. Now The Sun reckon they know the answer as they claim that they spotted Rourke out for dinner with rugby star, Gareth Thomas, and that the pair were discussing a movie biopic.

Thomas' life is worthy of a movie as he's the first rugby star to come out of the closet and admit that he is gay. The Sun claims that former boxer Rourke has been wanting to make a film about the macho world of rugby for some time. Mickey RourkeFollowing his Oscar-nominated role in The Wrestler, comeback king Mickey Rourke has been a much in demand actor after 14 years in the movie wilderness.

Sporting a new crew cut on the final Jonathan Ross chat show last Friday, the Iron Man 2 star said that his new hairstyle was for an upcoming film project, although he was tight-lipped on exactly what project it was for. Now The Sun reckon they know the answer as they claim that they spotted Rourke out for dinner with rugby star, Gareth Thomas, and that the pair were discussing a movie biopic.

Thomas' life is worthy of a movie as he's the first rugby star to come out of the closet and admit that he is gay. The Sun claims that former boxer Rourke has been wanting to make a film about the macho world of rugby for some time.

Speaking to Mail Online, Thomas' manager and publicist, Emmanuele Palladino, says: "The next step is for us to agree the terms of the film with Mickey's management, then it'll be a question of getting a script sorted. Gareth had been very flattered to have been considered as a story by one of Hollywood's greats. The fact that the talent himself called him personally and showed an interest in his story, was very flattering - and very surprising too."

Meanwhile, Rourke, shortly to be seen in all-star action movie, The Expendables, has a vast number of projects currently in development included rumoured roles as Genghis Khan and Baby Face Nelson.