Dabbling Bisexual Tom Hardy Might Play Gay Rugby Stud Gareth Thomas

Tom Hardy, an experimental straight actor who seems to have done a little bit of gay sex but not the penetration stuff, is in talks to play studly gay rugby icon Gareth Thomas.

The movie is being developed by Mickey Rourke, who was going to star as Thomas but then realized, at 59, that the training would be too intense.

Gareth Thomas told The Sun they’re now looking for a replacement:

Gareth said: “I was talking to Mickey yesterday and basically we’re now talking to other big-name actors who could play the part instead. We had talked about using computer-generated special effects with Mickey but we don’t think that will be as realistic, so it’s time to find someone new.”

He revealed Batman star Tom Hardy is now in talks for the part that will feature Gareth’s personal struggle when he came out as gay in 2009.

Now retired, Thomas was in a league of his own when he de-closeted himself while still an active rugby player—something that’s yet to happen in the “manly men” American pro sports (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB).

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  • dsp

    When I first heard of this docu movie, I said WTF with Mickey Rourke in the role of Gareth Thomas. Really Mickey???? Now as for Tom Hardy, that makes much more sense! Love me some Tom!

  • fagburn

    So this story was in The Sun, you say?
    Must be true, then…

  • Just being real

    Tom Hardy is bisexual, he’s not “Straight” at all.

  • Kyle

    It’s not Mickey Rourke? Troubles already? Uh oh…something tell me this movie is gonna suck. That’s a shame.

  • Jed


    Rourke was always too old for the role. And, the bad facial plastic surgery would be hard to explain.

  • Rick

    Well that is more like it. To be honest it was about Rourke being wrong for the role than about Hardy being right.

    This seemed to me like shameless self promotion from Rourke by insisting to play the lead, than an real interest for telling Garrets story. This would be a step in the right direction.

    Would have more respect for Rourke if its true.

  • Kyle412

    Rourke was too old and Hardy is way too short.

  • Kyle412

    The obvious choice is Jason Stratham.

  • Johnny

    Tip-toeing in and out of the closet doesn’t really interest me. On a physical level Tom Hardy is hot as hell, but his hot and cold with whatever it is he supposedly did with another guy was totally unappealing. If you’re bi then own it, if not don’t spew BS to sound “different” or interesting.

  • iltman

    Hardy is a better fit, Gareth is one hot piece of man and also one of the nicest people you could ever meet, heres hoping the film gets made

  • Queertyiswrong

    Tom Hardy has gone out of his way to say that he has NOT had sexual encounter with a man and that he was taken out of context in the initial quotes. He said to be clear, that he has never had any oral or anal contact with a man in very graphic language. Someone google the quote please. And me, well I take people at their word until they are shown to be liars. He said hes not. So hes not. End of. Stupid Queerty.

  • kae

    Unfortunately this story is untrue. Rourke is still set to play Gareth Thomas. Gareth himself said so on twitter after this “story” broke.

  • J

    I can’t believe they’re making a film on Gareth Thomas! What a joke!

    Btw,Tom Hardy denied dabbling in bisexuality.

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