Not that it takes a lot for infidels to offend Iran these days, but... Here's the link to the film's official website.
The country's media has reportedly condemned the film in part because of a fight sequence in which Rourke's character, Randy 'the Ram' Robinson, battles an opponent dubbed the Ayatollah.
During the fight, the Ayatollah, played by actor and former professional wrestler Ernest "the Cat" Miller, waves an Iranian flag before ramming the pole under his opponent's neck. Rourke's character then grabs the flag and snaps the pole over his knee before tossing it into the crowd.
Newspapers and websites in Iran say the Darren Aronofsky-directed film is just the latest manifestation of Western prejudice towards Iran in Hollywood films.
Last year, the Iranian government blasted Warner Bros over its "anti-Iranian" blockbuster 300, a graphic novel-based retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which the Greeks triumph over the Persians.
It accused the Hollywood studio of participating in a campaign of "psychological warfare", "plundering Iran's historic past and insulting its civilization", and depicting Persians as "ugly and violent creatures rather than human beings".
Actually, the most grotesque figure in that film was not Persian, but the Greek traitor Efialtes.
Some Iranians also took offence at the sympathetic portrayal of Alexander the Great conquering the Persian empire in Oliver Stone's Alexander.
In The Wrestler, Rourke plays a retired professional wrestler who returns for a final match against his old enemy, the Ayatollah. The film, which won the golden lion award at this year's Venice film festival, is released in the US next week.
Pass the popcorn.
Update: Iran Bans a popular dating site.
A popular Iranian internet dating website that claimed to be helping people find a spouse and start families has been banned for "promoting prostitution", on the advice of leading Islamic clerics.
Hamsarchat.com, which boasts of having chalked up more than 1.6m page visits, was also fined and ordered to pay back money collected from clients, after a judge consulted senior ayatollahs - known as "sources of emulation" - following a complaint from Tehran's public prosecutor.
It has been marketing itself as "Iran's most complete spouse-finding website" and had promised to link members with "the closest person or persons to your standards" in return for a 25,000 rial (£1.66) fee.
Potential clients were required to complete a questionnaire which asked their religion, age, height, weight and occupation. It also asked how strongly they felt about a partner's hijab and invited them to state their attitude towards religion, offering "free of religion" as a possible option. Another question asked if the applicant's goal was permanent marriage, Islamic temporary marriage or "unknown".
Hamsarchat - translated as spouse chat - stressed that its aim was to promote marriage rather than mere "friend-finding". But Raja News, a fundamentalist website close to the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said the ban had been issued because of the online posting of clients' pictures and email addresses.Unveiled women?