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Just Kidding! Gay Rugby Hunk Gareth Thomas Says Tom Hardy Won’t Play Him, Rourke Still Committed

Remember we told you semi-bisexual actor Tom Hardy might play gay ex-rugby star Gareth Thomas, because Mickey Rourke had decided he was too old to bulk up to play Thomas? Turns out the tabloid who reported that was lying.

Said Thomas to UK Press Association:

“Any notion that Mickey is giving up on the role are way off the mark. We’d love Tom Hardy to be involved, but he will not be playing me.

“I teamed up with Mickey because in my opinion there’s nobody better to take on such a challenging role and nothing has changed there. He’s so motivated by the role it’s blown me away.

“I’m an ex-rugby player, films are Mickey’s world and I totally trust in his vision for the film.”

Damn. We kind of wanted to see Hardy get super built for a rugby role. Perhaps he could relax his rules on bottoming and play Thomas’ gay lover?

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