Mickey Rourke… you know him from films such as: Rumble Fish (1983), Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Buffalo ’66 (1998), Point Blank (1998), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), and now Iron Man 2 (2010) among a ton of others… but that was all a warm up for a new role…
Rumor has it that Rourke has been selected to play the role of Ralph “Sonny” Barger in an upcoming film. We have heard rumors that a movie about the life and times of Sonny Barger and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was going to be made for about four years now. You can check out the last bit of gossip in a post from last year about this time.
Anyway, Hells Angels has received new life a decade after Barger sold the rights to his memoir to Fox 2000. Screenwriter Scott Frank (Minority Report) has been the latest talent brought in by Fox to script a rewrite that would cast the story as a Donnie Brasco-type drama. Rourke would play Barger while a younger actor would play, “a cop who attempts to infiltrate the club to investigate alleged criminal activities.” Scott has apparently met with Shia LaBeouf recently, but no details have been made.
Again, it is a wait and see kind of thing… and again, a new season of Sons of Anarchy is out so you have a little something to watch while you wait.
Love, Respect, and Biker Flicks,