Monday, September 8

the wrestler -mickey rourke

Small clip and interview from Venice Film Festival for The Wrestler; a possible return to limelight for Rourke. Sounds slightly retread (another fight might kill you...ok i'll do it) but the role of bruised/failed fighter def' suits Mickey. No trailer available yet. Darren says on his blog that the final cut was finished just days before Venice. Venice wowed by Rourke comeback via BBC.
There are a lot of pretty grim photos of Rourke nowadays but he is hugely reminiscent for us. Good stuff.

Further reading: Toronto Film Fest writeup.