Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Career Is Back!
Although Mickey Rourke lost the Oscar - it is official that his career is back. Look at the movies he has coming out this coming year, some he is filming now, one he has already filmed, and the rest are to be filmed in the future:
starring Mickey and: Diane Lane, Joseph Gordon Leavitt, Thomas Jane, Roasario Dawson, Hal Holbrook, Lois Smith, and others
plot synopsis: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an extortion scheme go wrong. Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced intimidating hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.
* THE INFORMERS *
starring Mickey and: Billy Bob Thorton, Kim Basinger, Wynonna Rider, Brad Renfro, Rhys Ifans, and more
Plot synopsis: A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980's Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con). Connecting the intertwining strands are a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs -- and one another --with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.
* 13 *
starring Mickey and: Micheal Shannon, Jason Staatham, Ray Liota, 50 Cent, Natasha Lyonne, Ray Winstone, and more
plot synopsis: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
* ST. VINCENT *
starring Mickey and: casting currently
plot synopsis: A hit man, returning to his former New York City neighborhood to finish off the botched killing of an informant, masquerades as a priest and finds himself taking the confessions of his target.
* SIN CITY 2 *]
starring Mickey and: Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Antonio Banderas, Rose McGowan, Jamie King, Brittany Murphy, and more
plot synopsis: The film's plot follows multiple storyline. One is based around A Dame to Kill For which follows Dwight (Clive Owen) and his former love Ava Lord (Rachel Weisz), who betrayed him and ended their relationship for a wealthier man. Ava now returns years later claiming her marriage is abusive and insisting that Dwight help her. After she frames him for the murder of her husband, Dwight, with the help of Marv, seeks to clear his name. Dwight's storyline in this film is a prequel to The Big Fat Kill, which occurred in the first film. It explains how Dwight came to have his "new face" and his connections with the Old Town prostitutes. Dark Horse describes A Dame to Kill For: "It's one of those hot nights, dry and windless. The kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things. Dwight's thinking of all the ways he's screwed up and what he'd give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb grey hell that is his life. And he'd give anything. Just to cut loose. Just to feel the fire. One more time." Another storyline follows Nancy (Jessica Alba) as she grieves the death of Detective Hartigan, the man she had grown to love after he rescued her from That Yellow Bastard who had kidnapped and attempted to rape then kill Nancy when she was a child.
* THE EXPENDABLES *
starring Mickey and: Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Arnold Swartzenegger, Ben Kingsley, Forrest Whitaker, Eric Roberts, Jet Li, and more
plot synopsis: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.
* BROKEN HORSES *
starring Mickey Rourke and: still in casting
No plot synopsis yet
Although the Oscar was gone - the career is BACK!
Thats what matters.