Since his Oscar-nominated turn in The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke has been pretty busy. He's faced Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, he'll soon be a Tool on the screen in The Expendables, and he's got a slew of other projects on the way -- including a few gangster flicks, a little Greek titan action, and even a possible turn as Genghis Khan. Basically, he's all over the map, but now Rourke is rumored for a film that would give him a whole different cinematic world to inhabit -- a gay player on the rugby field.

Last year, Gareth Thomas became the first rugby player to come out of the closet. Now The Sun claims that the sports figure has gone out for dinner with Rourke to discuss making a movie. They say that ex-boxer Rourke has been wanting to do a rugby film for a while, but didn't find the right story until he read about Thomas' story, which he calls the "perfect model" for a movie.
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