“The Wrestler” a Mickey Rourke comback?

No this one has nothing to do with WWE or TNA or any other type of wrestling currently on TV. But its a movie directed by Darren Aronofsky (who directed “PI”, “Requiem for a Dream” and most recently “The Fountain” and who is also attached to direct the remake of “Robocop”

From wrestlezone.com:

“The Wrestler” Receiving Praise at the Toronto Film Festival
09/03/2008 by Nick Paglino

“The Wrestler,” a new film starring Mickey Rourke, is being listed in an article as one of the Top 20 films to watch at the Toronto Film Festival. “A retired wrestler with a stripper girlfriend and a heart condition is tempted into a rematch with his old foe,” reads the article. “A Rocky for grapplers? Perhaps. More likely: a Mickey Rourke comeback courtesy of director Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain).” The film is scheduled to be released on October 12, 2008 as part of the New York Film Festival.

Its no denying it that Mickey Rourke had a huge career during the 80’s as a ladies man. He was in a lot of movies where he always got the leading lady (whether he was playing an ass or not). But he went into boxing and had some really really bad plastic surgery and only recently was able to get back into some high profile movies (namely “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” and “Sin City” both directed by Robert Rodriguez). But that ugly mug is now making a huge comeback in his starring role. Good for him.


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