Mickey Rourke eyes parts in Iron Man 2 and The Expendables

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In Iron Man 2, Rourke is in talks to play a Russian arms dealer and potential villain said to be an alter ego of Tony Stark (/Film has details). He will evidently also play an arms dealer in The Expendables, which follows a group of mercenaries in South America with their eyes on a dictator. Stallone will write and direct.

The twin reports signal that Rourke, who had a long and well-publicized fall from stardom, is once again a sought-after (and insurable) actor in the eyes of the Hollywood mainstream. 

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