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Rourke’s Next Round: Mickey Rourke will shed his boxing gloves and pick up some more dangerous weapons when he plays an arms dealer in the upcoming thriller “White Sands.” Rourke has been cast to star with Willem Dafoe in the Warner Bros. film that starts production next week in New Mexico. Roger Donaldson (“No Way Out,” “Cocktail”) directs the caper. Rourke, who starred in “9 1/2 Weeks” and “Wild Orchid,” recently completed filming “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man” with Don Johnson.


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