Megan Fox + Mickey Rourke = Rourkox?

Brian Austin Green is about to get ram-jammed. If Mickey Rourke is the coolest man on the planet like he’s proven himself time and time again to be, then we’re on the brink of bearing witness to the greatest on-and-off screen couple since Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan dirty-danced in Step Up. MTV has learned, from Megan Fox herself no less, that Rourke will join her in Passion Play, a movie about a caged circus freak and its savior. Guess who’s playing the freak.

Not Mickey Rourke! Fox told MTV that her character will have wing-like appendages protruding from her formerly flawless back, while Rourke will play a washed-up trumpet player in 1950s Los Angeles who befriends the beauty and the beast. The movie marks the directorial debut of Mitch Glazer, who wrote Scrooged and Great Expectations. This wouldn’t be the first time Rourke has (reportedly) romanced a young costar, but if Brian Austin Green (who was recently spotted escorting Fox through the streets of Toronto) wants to maintain has status as Flukiest Man Alive, he’d better hope its the last. Man, if unraveling a successful movie career with drugs and tantrums, then resurrecting it by delivering an Oscar-nominated performance as a downtrodden wrestler in a Darren Aronofsky film is all it takes to spend some between-scene downtime in Megan Fox’s trailer, then consider it done.

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