Mickey Rourke will star in the remake of the classic 1980s British gangster film Mona Lisa.

According to Variety, Rourke will play an ex-con who takes a job as a chauffeur for a high-class escort. Eva Green is in advanced negotiations to star opposite him.

Bob Hoskins and Cathy Tyson starred in the original 1986 pic directed by Neil Jordan.

Director Larry Clark (Kids, Wassup Rockers) is writing and directing the remake, which is being produced by Handmade Films with Handmade Films Intl. handling worldwide sales.

Production will begin in New York in July.