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Mickey Rourke to play Gareth Thomas

Editor's note: Since this has been confirmed, I'm reposting it now with this link.

The Sun reports that Mickey Rourke has taken an interest in the story of openly gay rugger Gareth Thomas, and that a film is in the works. Outsports has also heard from an anonymous source that a film on Thomas' life is making its way toward the silver screen.

Rourke seems like a good choice, except for the fact that he looks like a weathered 57-year-old; Thomas is just now 35. But if 8-foot-tall blue people can wage a war on a foreign planet, I suppose the magic of Hollywood can take 20 years off the Wrestler.

Hat tip to The Advocate.