Mickey Rourke Playing Gareth Thomas?

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 18 2010 10:35 PM ET

Is 57-year-old Mickey Rourke gearing up to star in a movie about 35-year-old gay rugby player Gareth Thomas?

According to The Sun, the Golden Globe winner decided Thomas would be the "perfect model" for a movie after reading a report about him "coming out.” The two reportedly had dinner together last week after Rourke appeared on Jonathan Ross’ BBC talk show.

Managers for Rourke and Thomas are currently trying to work out a deal to commission a script. Thomas became the first out professional rugby player when he came out last year.