Mickey Rourke Signs on to Mona Lisa

It's been a long while since we've had a Mickey Rourke update. Let's see what our favorite redemption case is up to? Oh, he's signed on to star in a remake of 1986 British gangster film Mona Lisa

Larry Clark, who has made a career out of almost exclusively filming lower-class, hip teenage characters doing drugs and fucking in movies like Kids, Bully & Wassup Rockers, is set to direct. While former Bond Girl Eva Green is in negotiations to co-star. 

The original film centers around a just-out-of-jail dude who lands a job as a driver for a high class prostitute who then become friends and do gangster stuff or something. 

Good news for people who like to see what Mickey Rourke wears to awards ceremonies: Bob Hoskins starred in the original and won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar (just like Rourke was for The Wrestler, hmmm). 

The only question we have is whether or not Clark will be able to craft another bit of awards bait for Rourk. At 56 he's like three times as old as the actors Clark usually works with, and Clark isn't used to actually working with professional "actors." So it should be interesting. 

Oh, and by the way, Mickey Rourke wants to take you camping. 

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Kyle Munzenrieder