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Wednesday January 7, 2009 8:51 pm

Mickey Rourke Attached to Expendables, In Talks for Iron Man 2

Mickey RourkeEven though the Golden Globes are still days away, is already in high demand. In just 24 hours, The Wrestler star has had his named mentioned for two different projects.

Late yesterday, it was announced that the 52-year-old would be joining Sylvester Stallone’s next directorial project. In The Expendables, Rourke will play an arms dealer who assists a group of mercenaries aiming to take down a South American dictator. Mickey will join Sly, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Dolph Lungdren in the project. Stallone, who worked with Rourke in Get Carter, also wrote the film.

Now less than 24 hours later, Variety is reporting that Rourke is being considered for . If talks go well, he would star as villain Crimson Dynamo, a Russian arms dealer who fights with a nuclear-powered suit of armor.

Rourke, a likely Oscar contender for Wrestler, is currently nominated for a Golden Globe. The latter ceremony can be seen this Sunday, January 11th on NBC.

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