Side Line: Saadi Gadaffi Hollywood impresario is continuing to grow
During his playing days as a professional footballer, Saadi Gadaffi managed two competitive appearances in four years in the Italian league, one of which lasted ten minutes. Fortunately, the second career of Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi's middle son as a Hollywood impresario is progressing a little better.
In one of the more unusual double acts to emerge from Los Angeles, the names of Gadaffi Junior and Mickey Rourke are being mentioned in the same breath after the one-time hardliving star accepted the leading role of a mafia hitman in a film financed by Saadi.
The Los Angeles production company into which Mr Gadaffi (37) has poured $100m (£65m) announced that it has finalised a deal to make 'The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer' a biopic about Richard Kuklinski, a professional assassin who boasted of executing some of his reputed 250 victims by locking them in caves with hungry rats.