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Mickey Rourke will star in anthology movie Berlin, I Love You, the latest in the Cities of Love series.
Rourke is the latest to join the A-list ensemble that already includes Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Jack Huston and Jared Leto. Patrick Dempsey and Renee Zellweger will also star, as well as make their directorial debuts as part of the film.
Other directors will include Massy Tadjedin, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Shekhar Kapur, Tom Van Avermaet and Fernando Eimbcke, along with German directors Til Schweiger, Dennis Gansel and Dani Levy.
Berlin, I Love You, which will begin production at the end of the summer, will explore how romance is expressed through love won, lost and everything in between in Berlin. The Cities of Love franchise has also included stops in Paris (Paris je t’aime) 2006 and New York City (New York, I Love You) in 2008.
Rourke will star in the Schweiger-directed segment, playing a divorced man whose intimacy with a young female stranger in a sports bar causes him to question the identity of his estranged daughter.
Claus Clausen from Walk on Water Films will produce alongside his partners Josef Steinberger (Rheingold Films), Edda Reiser (Walk on Water Films) and Alice De Sousa (Galleon Films). Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales in Cannes together with Disrupting Influence’s Glenn Kendrick Ackermann and Jason Piette.
Rourke, who is known for his roles in Sin City and The Wrestler, recently starred in the indie dramedy Ashby with Nat Wolff and indie boxing movie Tiger. He is repped by APA and Edelstein Laird.
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