March 12, 2009
Rourke cast in ‘Passions,’ ‘Iron Man 2′
U.S. actor Mickey Rourke, who has been enjoying a career revival thanks to his Oscar-nominated turn in
The Wrestler, is set to star in
The Hollywood Reporter said the independent film is being written by
The Recruiter screenwriter Mitch Glazer.
Glazer is also set to direct the drama, the plot of which is being closely guarded.
A female co-star hasn't been cast yet, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.
Rourke's film credits include
The Pope of Greenwich Village,
9 1/2 Weeks and
Sin City. He recently signed on to appear in the movies
The Expendables and
Broken Horses and will soon be seen in the film
Variety.com reported that Rourke has also been cast as the villain Whiplash in
Iron Man 2.
Scarlett Johansson's publicist told E! News the actress will play Black Widow in the
Iron Man sequel, as well.