Back in October, it was reported that Mickey Rourke dropped out of 'The Expendables 2' so he could negotiate to appear in Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths' with Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell. About that: "The director was a jerkoff. He wanted a whole lot for nothing," Rourke told Moviefone late last week during an interview for 'Immortals.' When asked to confirm that he won't appear in the thriller, Rourke had this to say about McDonagh ('In Bruges'): "He can go play with himself."
In 'Seven Psychopaths,' Farrell (a Golden Globe-winner for his role in 'In Bruges') plays a screenwriter who crosses paths with a brutal gangster, thanks to his reckless friends. Rourke is still listed as in the cast on IMDb, but is not mentioned in the film's first synopsis, as posted to Collider:

From Oscar-winning writer and director Martin McDonagh comes a star-studded, blood-drenched, black comedy. Marty (Colin Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay Seven Psychopaths. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration.

Billy (Sam Rockwell) is Marty's best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. Hans (Christopher Walken) is Billy's partner in crime. A religious man with a violent past. Charlie is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie's unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn't think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.
Check back to Moviefone later for more from Rourke on 'Immortals,' as well as his upcoming rugby drama.

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