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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Why ruin a good cast with 50 cent? Other than that I think it sounds interesting.
Unseen on Dec 17, 2008
They could have at least tried to get Will Smith..
Buzzard on Dec 17, 2008
I really hate how Mickey had plastic surgery, but it's good to see him back. Also I would rather watch Chapelle out there than 50 cent
Scott McHenry on Dec 17, 2008
Rourke is the man, plastic surgery or not, and yeah I wish they wouldn't have cast 50 cent....
Caleb on Dec 17, 2008
Must they use the same font that was used in 21?
heath on Dec 17, 2008
I've been a fan of Rourke since before he was "the comeback kid" or a joke or anything really, but what I've hated about him is that for every great performance and every great film he's in, he picks about a half doezen crappy ones. He's a man's man and that's his greatest detriment to being taken seriously. If he thinks something might be cool (like this) he's gonna do it without hesitation. Trust me this will be like Righteous Kill and not just because 50 whatever is in it.
adrian on Dec 17, 2008
the original 13 was awesome..but even with the same director i can't see hollywood going for somethings as bleak as the original was...
ChrisUK on Dec 18, 2008
50 cent is only worth 50 cent
crabby on Dec 18, 2008
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