Mickey Rourke has dropped out of playing gay rugby star Gareth Thomas in the upcoming biopic after struggling with the intense training for the movie. The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy has been named as a potential replacement.
The Sun UK has the report:
The hardman actor, who turns 60 this year, reckons he is getting too old to portray the former Wales captain.
Gareth said: “I was talking to Mickey yesterday and basically we’re now talking to other big-name actors who could play the part instead.
“We had talked about using computer-generated special effects with Mickey but we don’t think that will be as realistic, so it’s time to find someone new.”
He revealed Batman star Tom Hardy is now in talks for the part that will feature Gareth’s personal struggle when he came out as gay in 2009.
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