Man I love that line from “The Wrestler” when Mickey Rourke’s character, an aging, broken down wrestler looking for his one final shot at the brass ring, tells his daughter that he’s just a broken down piece of meat and that would she please, please not hate him. I love it so much, I’m pretty much going to use a variation of it in every post title that has something to do with Mickey Rourke. It’s also incredibly lazy of me, but that’s just how I roll, bitches. Anyhoo. Here’s word that Mickey Rourke has joined the ranks of Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”, one of those movies that is quickly snowballing into a must-see for action junkies everywhere, or just guys who dig movies about tough guys who like to blow stuff up real good, and the kind-hearted floozies who love them.
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.
The Variety article also mentions that Ben Kingsley is also “circling” the flick, which probably means he’ll join the cast. My guess is that Kingsley will probably end up playing a bad guy. Have you seen this guy in “Sexy Beast”? I still get nightmares about Don Logan when it gets really cold outside.
So here’s our “Expendables” tally so far: Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and now Mickey Rourke. But still no Sandra Bullock, sadly.
Below: Seriously, Mickey, what is with the dog???