January 29, 2009
Chris Jericho and sleep peacefully now. Reps for Mickey Rourke have stated that he will not be participating in Wrestlemania MMXVII. Although he’s already dressed for it.
A spokeswoman for actor Mickey Rourke says he won’t be taking his role as a professional wrestler into a real-life ring after all.
Paula Woods told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that Rourke will not wrestle WWE superstar Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 25 in April at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. (Source)
In other Rourke news, this makes me sick.
January 28, 2009
We reported a few days ago that Mickey Rourke may be participating in this years Wrestlemania. Frequent RBM reader and professional wrestler Chris Jericho got wind of this and did not take Rourke’s words lightly. In the above video from Larry King, Jericho calls Rourke out, telling him that he has no respect for him. Rourke handles it like a champ but Jericho keeps poking and poking and poking. My favorite part is at the end when Rourke calls Jericho “son.”
You can’t tell but Rourke is not wearing any pants.
January 27, 2009
RAM SLAM!!! Mickey Rourke was on the red carpet of last night’s SAG Awards and he told Access Hollywood that he could be wrestling in WWE’s Wrestlemania 25, being held on April 5 in Houston, Texas. Rourke states that the boys from WWE gave him a call and asked if it’s something he would be interested in. Rourke quickly replied, “I’ll do it.” He explained that he has been talking with Rowdy Rodder Piper about it over a KFC Family Bucket. No word whther he’ll actually be wrestling or just dressing like a gay pirate.
January 7, 2009
Sly, Jet, Stath, Mick, Dolph, Court, Whit, King = BFF
Well good morning RBM, how’s the greatest ensemble in history treating you? I wish everyday could start out with news like this (instead of crying as I write in my dream journal): Mickey Rourke has joined the cast of The Expendables. Soak that in for a second…feels good don’t it? Yeeaah. From Variety:
Rourke will play an unscrupulous arms dealer who becomes the go-to guy for a group of mercenaries planning to topple a South American dictator.
Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Dolph Lungdren play the title characters. Forest Whitaker and Ben Kingsley are also circling the project.
Hopefully hanging around all those tough guys will retard Rourke’s penchant for dressing like a douchebag.
(Thanks /Film for the picture)
December 17, 2008
Here’s the first look at Mickey Rourke in 13, a remake of the French crime thriller 13 Tzameti. In the original, a young man assumes the identity of a dead guy and gets sucked into an underground game of Russian-roulette. As opposed to the mainstream games of Russian-roulette aired on ESPN 2. Gela Babluani, writer and director of the original, is helming the remake which will also star Jason “Fockin'” Statham, Ray Liotta, 50 Cent, and Ray Winstone. 13 is scheduled for a 2010 release. Once it’s released on DVD, it’ll be at the beginning of the “Action” section in Blockbuster, since it begins with a number. But by 2010 Netflix should be mandatory anyway, cavemen.
I saw the original and kept dozing off during the first half hour. After that it grabs you by the nuts, for reals. There’s some really intense moments and photography and lots of French geezers with briefcases. I have a feeling it’s impossible to fall asleep during a movie featuring Stath and 50. If you do, I bet you have crazy dreams.
December 17, 2008
I’m super excited about The Wrestler, but since Hollywood seems to think that no one outside of LA or NYC likes movies, I probably won’t get to see it until next year. Ah well, at least we’ve got Springsteen’s original song for the movie to tide us over. Mickey Rourke is buddies with the Boss and apparently he gave him a call to tell him about the movie. The next day Bruce called Mickey and said he had written a song based on what he’d been told about it. Aronofsky asked to hear it, loved it, and put it at the end of the movie. It’ll also be the last track on Springsteen’s new album, Workin’ on a Dream and is up for a Best Song Oscar. In this Boss addict’s opinion, it’s a already a classic; a perfect example of Bruce’s ability to capture the hardship in the lives of others. There’s nothing funny in this post, my bad:
September 10, 2008
Aint It Cool has posted a review of Darren Aronofsky’s low-budget character study The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke as The Ram. The movie took the main prize at the Venice Film Festival and I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) did the same at the Toronto International. I’m really looking forward to this; I have a boner for Rourke (Motorcycle Boy Reigns!) and for the new Springsteen song at the end of the movie.