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Actor Tom Hardy In Talks To Play Gay Rugby Icon Gareth Thomas After Mickey Rourke Bails

Actor Mickey Rourke has dropped out of starring in the movie he’s developing about gay Welsh rugby icon Gareth Thomas because he says he’s too old for the training

The physical thing is harder than I thought. I’m just trying to get fit enough to do it.”  Said the 59 year old Rourke

The UK Sun is reporting that Tom Hardy (the man with the lips to die for) is now in talks to replace Rourke and play Thomas. The movie will feature Gareth’s personal struggle when he came out as gay in 2009.

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 (above left) is now in talks for the part that will feature Gareth’s personal struggle when he came out as gay in 2009.

Hardy replacing Rourke?  THANK GOD!

Not only will the film be entertaining now but the locker room scenes will be a HUGE BONUS!



Will Kohler

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