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Rourke revealed that he has written the script for and intends to star in the project, which will be titled The Welshman and centre on the life of the first openly gay professional rugby union player.
Speaking to So Film, Rourke said that he could identify with the "terrible shame" Thomas felt.
"The day I met Gareth Thomas, this man with this secret, this terrible shame, I said to myself that I've also been through hard times. Just like him," Rourke explained.
The actor also spoke about the unsteady beginning for The Welshman, saying that he had to take over writing duties himself because the first screenwriter "was a little homophobic and he knew nothing about rugby, even though he was English!"
Rourke added that Thomas gave him »
One half of '80s pop phenomenon Bros and one, well, whole of Hellboy II's big bad, Luke Goss once asked: "When will I see my name in all the papers?". Well, it's in Variety today, with news that he will be stepping behind the camera for his first directorial gig.Goss is directing Your Move from a script he also wrote. According to the trade, the story will follow a New York executive whose wife and child are off visiting her family in Mexico. While Skyping them, he witnesses their assault and abduction at the hands of some nefarious types. He launches a rescue-stroke-revenge mission when Mexico's authorities fail to provide much assistance in tracking down the missing pair. Man On Fire meets Taken, then? Sounds a lot like it, and that title suggests at least some Bryan Mills-y dialogue to induce the abducters to release their prize - »
We reminisce below over the humble Aussie acting beginnings of other Hollywood actors and actresses - and see which soaps spawned the most successful stars:
Chris Hemsworth played Jamie Kane in Neighbours back in 2002 and was in Home and Away as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007. The Aussie actor has since appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor and The Avengers, and most recently played the late James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush.
3 items from 2014