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Here's a Clip From "Passion Play," Starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox

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Here's a Clip From "Passion Play," Starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox

On the day of it's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the powers that be have given us our first peek at Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox in "Passion Play."

The film, written and directed by Mitch Glazer, stars Rourke as a jazz trumpeter who falls under the spell of a beautiful, winged circus freak, played by Fox in the fantastical romantic drama. Here's this from the official synopsis:

Nate (Rourke), a small-time jazz musician, is clearly a hard-luck case. Caught trying to break into a car, he is taken off into the desert where his assailant puts a gun to his head. Game over? Not quite. Stumbling into a circus pitched amidst the vast expanses of the southwest desert, Nate finds himself drawn to the exotic beauty of Lily (Fox), the Bird Woman. Lily is cold and dismissive; socializing with customers is not her scene. But it dawns on her that this gentle giant may well be her way out of a life of eccentric exposition. Nate is protective and understanding, and to him her aquiline beauty is a magic part of her uniqueness. As their bond deepens, Nate finds that his dreams of bliss are about to be thwarted by Happy Shannon (Murray), a cucumber-cool businessman with deep pockets and an eye for the bizarre.

But let's face it, it's hard to get psyched for a film starring Megan Fox. She's gorgeous and has a certain savvy -- she has masterfully manipulated the press in her short career, getting maximum coverage for minimum effort.

As for Rourke, he's wasted more talent than most people ever have and yet remains a better actor than most. Like jazz, sex and poetry, when he's good he's great, but when he's bad, he's wretched.

That said, there's no shortage of talent involved. Rounding out the cast are Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch, Rhys Ifans, Rory Cochrane and Bud Cort. So, there just may be something to this.

At the very least, this brief scene is pretty to look at.

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