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Cage Taps Out, Rourke Tags in for The Wrestler

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

It was previously reported that Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, National Treasure) was set to star in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, as a past-his-prime professional wrestler trying to reclaim a bit of his former glory, while shacking up with a single-mom stripper and her son.

Cage has left the project for unspecified reasons, and Mickey Rourke (Sin CIty, Man on Fire) has stepped in to replace him.