Mickey Rourke Says Robert De Niro Feud Got Him Axed From Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

Mickey Rourke Says Robert De Niro Feud Got Him Axed From Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’
Update (4:00pm Et): According to “The Irishman” producers, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and casting director Ellen Lewis, “Mickey Rourke was never asked to be in “The Irishman” nor was he ever even thought of, discussed or considered to be in the movie.”

Earlier: “The Irishman” starring Mickey Rourke? It could have happened, at least according to “The Wrestler” Oscar nominee. Rourke told the Italian television program “Live – Non è la D’Urso” (via The Independent) that he could have been considered for a role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster epic had leading actor Robert De Niro not refused to work with him. Rourke said the two actors had a falling out while working together on Alan Parker’s 1987 psychological horror movie “Angel Heart.”

“Marty Scorsese wanted to meet me for a movie with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro,” Rourke said, referencing “The Irishman.
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