Mickey Rourke takes out a hit on ‘St. Vincent’

02.08.09 9 years ago

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Mickey Rourke will look to continue his Oscar nominated career momentum by reteaming with director Walter Hill on the hit man thriller “St. Vincent.”

According to Variety, the Cameron Young script for “St. Vincent” focuses on a hitman who returns to his old neighborhood to complete a botched hit. For reasons probably better explained in the story, he ends up posing as a priest and even taking confession from his target. Awkward!

Set up through Occupant Films and Secret Handshake Entertainment, “St. Vincent” is expected to begin production later this year.

Rourke, a Golden Globe winner for “The Wrestler,” also appears in “Killshot” and the upcoming “The Informers.” His busy list of upcoming projects includes “13,” Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables” and a rumored role in “Iron Man 2.”

Rourke and Hill previously worked together on 1989’s “Johnny Handsome.”

Although Hill hasn’t directed a feature since 2002’s “Undisputed,” he’s won Emmys for helming the pilot for HBO’s “Deadwood” and as a producer of the acclaimed miniseries “Broken Trail.”

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