“Hey, Robert De Niro, it’s true I’m talking to you, you fat whore whiner,” Rourke wrote. “A friend of mine recently told me that a few months ago you said to the papers, ‘Mickey Rourke is a liar, he talks about all kinds of bullshit.’ Listen to Mr. Tough Guy in the movies, you were the first person to call me a liar and it was in a newspaper. Let me tell you something, you ass punk, when I see you I swear to God on my grandma, my brother and all my dogs, I go [sic] embarrass yourself 100%. Mickey Rourke, for God is my witness. “
Later in the post, Rourke said in comments: “I’m going to b [sic] moving back to New York to nex [sic] a few months this meeting will happen for sure [sic]. »
The reason for the last missive is not clear. In September 2019, Rourke told the Italian TV show ‘Live – Non è la D’Urso’ that he could have been considered for ‘The Irishman’ had De Niro not turned down a collaboration. “Marty Scorsese wanted to meet me for a film with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro,” said Rourke, referring to the gangster epic that was created on Netflix. “The casting person told my manager that Robert De Niro had said that he refused to work with me in a film. ”
Producers of “The Irishman” Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, as well as casting director Ellen Lewis, later said that Rourke was never in talks for a role in the best film nominee.
” I’m not looking [De Niro] No more; I look through him, “Rourke said in the 2019 interview. Rourke has a handful of genre projects in post-production and pre-production, including” WarHunt, “a World War II horror film. which wrapped filming in Latvia during the pandemic in April.