Changing room chat: Rourke ‘still on’ for Thomas film

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FORMER Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas said reports that Mickey Rourke had pulled put of playing the sportsman in his forthcoming biopic were “way off the mark”.

Thomas, who ‘came out’ in 2009 and is finishing work on the script of a film inspired by his life, said: “Any notion that Mickey is giving up on the role are way off the mark. I teamed up with Mickey because in my opinion there’s nobody better to take on such a challenging role and nothing has changed there. He’s so motivated by the role it’s blown me away.”