Mickey Rourke joins Tarsem Singh’s War of the Gods Mickey Rourke has been cast in the upcoming film War of the Gods. According to Variety, Rourke will play villain King Hyperion in the picture. Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto are already lined up to star in the mythological epic, which will be helmed by The Fall director Tarsem Singh. Universal and Relativity Media are backing the movie, which goes into production next month. Rourke has also signed up to play the lead character’s father Corin in the Conan The Barbarian remake.