facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mickey Rourke praised by 'Generation Iron' director

Sept. 13, 2013 at 9:16 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Director Vlad Yudin says it "made perfect sense" to hire Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke to narrate his bodybuilding documentary "Generation Iron."

The film is the sequel to 1977′s "Pumping Iron."

Rourke, a former boxer, earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a washed-up professional grappler in "The Wrestler."

"It made perfect sense," Yudin told RadarOnline.com about why he wanted to work with Rourke. "His voice is absolutely perfect for this. It has so much emotion."

Yudin said the actor's "very physical, very mental" persona, and the fact his father Phillip was a bodybuilder, made Rourke the ideal man for the job.

"The way he nailed the performance [in 'The Wrestler'] was amazing to me," he said. "'The Wrestler' was a very emotional film about an athlete who goes through ups-and-downs -- bodybuilding is not always the most rewarding sport."

"Generation Iron" is set for theatrical release Sept. 20.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kendra Wilkinson confronts Hank Baskett about cheating scandal Kendra Wilkinson confronts Hank Baskett about cheating scandal
2
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen' Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen'
3
Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness
4
Natalie Dormer reveals her travel essentials Natalie Dormer reveals her travel essentials
5
Jennifer Lopez unveils new 'Booty' clip ft. Iggy Azalea Jennifer Lopez unveils new 'Booty' clip ft. Iggy Azalea
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback