Actor to star in remake of '80s gangster pic

Mickey Rourke has signed on to star in a remake of classic 1980s Brit gangster pic “Mona Lisa.”

Rourke will play an ex-con who takes a job as a chauffeur for a high-class escort. Eva Green is in advanced negotiations to star opposite him.

Bob Hoskins and Cathy Tyson starred in the original 1986 pic directed by Neil Jordan.

Helmer Larry Clark (“Kids,” “Wassup Rockers”) is writing and directing the remake, which is being produced by Handmade Films with Handmade Films Intl. handling worldwide sales.

Lensing is set to begin in New York in July.

Rourke’s deal was brokered by agent David Unger, Bill Sobel of Edelstein, Laird and Sobel and HandMade’s Patrick Meehan.

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