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Gareth Thomas in talks with scriptwriter over biopic

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 14:01 UK time, Monday, 10 January 2011

It has been confirmed that rugby player Gareth Thomas is in talks with a scriptwriter about a biopic of his life. Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is hoping to star as Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009.

As reported on the BBC News website, Thomas' manager Emanuele Palladino said: "A script writer has been chosen for the film and is getting to know Gareth.

"The idea is that he will be with him throughout January to get to know Gareth as well as he can. Mickey is extremely hands on in the whole process of the film and is fully intent in bringing this to fruition."

Read more on this story on the BBC News website.

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