First Look: Mickey Rourke as a Texan Cowboy in 13
We're quite excited ourselves to see Mickey Rourke return to the spotlight, especially considering The Wrestler has made him think long and hard about the roles he's taking on nowadays. One of them that Rourke has been mentioning recently is a film called 13, an English-language remake of Géla Babluani's 13 Tzameti. You've probably heard about this before and that's because it also stars Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent, and Sam Riley, which makes it one hell of an interesting project. USA Today has debuted a first look at Rourke's Texan and we thought you might want to check it out.
Rourke plays a Texan broken out of a Mexican prison and forced to play a game of high-stakes Russian roulette in the upcoming film 13. You can see the first look photo of Rourke in full below.
"I told them my character has been in jail in Mexico, and he won't give up the information of where the money he stole is buried," Rourke tells USA Today of Jesse James Jefferson, the West Texas cowboy he invented to pump some juice into his part in 13. "They beat the crap out of him every day." 13 is a remake of Géla Babluani's 13 Tzameti from 2005 and is being written and directed by Babluani himself. The film is currently shooting and is tentatively schedule for release sometime in late 2009 or early 2010. Rourke's character looks great and I can't wait to see more of this, especially with Statham, Liotta, and Winstone.