2009 Independent Spirit Awards: Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke To Get Gangster In ‘Mona Lisa’ 

Mickey Rourke will star in a remake of the 1986 gangster film, “Mona Lisa,” Variety reported.

The “Wrestler” actor will play an ex-con who serves as chauffeur for a high-class escort, a role Eva Green is reportedly in talks for.

“Kids” director Larry Clark will helm the film, which he is also writing.

Filming is slated to begin in July.

Mickey is currently filming “Iron Man 2” and has a number of other projects in the works, including Sylvester Stone’s “The Expendables.”

He became an awards season darling earlier this year after a long break from Hollywood thanks to his starring performance as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in “The Wrestler,” a role that notched him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

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