By Mike Bruno
Updated January 30, 2009 at 03:40 PM EST

Mickey Rourke will star in Indian writer and director Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s debut Hollywood feature, Broken Horses, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project, being described as a “gangster caper,” is based on an original story by Chopra now being turned into a screenplay by Indian writer Abhijat Joshi and script consultant Jason Richman (Bangkok Dangerous). Chopra is one of India’s best-known filmmakers. His resume includes Parinda (Bird) and Lage Raho Munnabhai (Keep Going Munnabhai). Rourke up for a Best Actor Oscar this year for his performance in The Wrestler.