Rourke to play hitman in “St. Vincent” Mickey Rourke has reportedly signed to play the lead role in the forthcoming thriller St. Vincent. Rourke will play a New York born hitman who returns home to the Big Apple to complete a botched hit in St. Vincent. The 56-year-old made his big screen comeback last month with his portrayal of faded star Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. St. Vincent is slated to begin shooting later this year.