The Main Film is in the Top 5

Neil Brown, over at ScreenRant.com, recently had this to say about “The Expendables”:

The main film on any true film fan’s calendar for 2009 has to be The Expendables. The Sylvester Stallone film co-starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Forrest Whitaker.

Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News spoke with Sly who revealed that UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture has joined the film’s line up. He also revealed that Lundgren and Li would indulge in some sort of fisticuffs.Come on Sly – get Arnold and Bruce involved – even if only in a brief cameo capacity.

Who could argue with that? And ScreenRant also pointed out that “The Expendables” was the Internet Movie Database’s number five most searched movie of 2008! That’s pretty impressive, especially considering that it wasn’t announced until later in the year. – Craig

Is "T-Bag" Expendable

If you’re a fan of “Prison Break” you’re going to love hearing that there’s a chance that Robert “T-Bag” Knepper will appear along side Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren in “The Expendables.” You can read here what Robert Knepper told Newsbeat.

I, for one, would love to see Knepper added to the cast. He’s a fantastic actor and would be a welcome addition. Let’s hope this happens. – Craig

Sly Makes Dolph Expendable

Sly Stallone recently attended the premiere of “Transporter 3” which stars his “Expendables” co-star Jason Statham. During his brief interview on the red carpet Sly announced that Dolph Lundgren had been signed to join the cast of “The Expendables.”

So now we have Stallone, Statham, Li and Lundgren. I say, let’s go all out and get Kurt Russell, Danny Trejo, and Mickey Rourke to round out the cast. Hey, I can dream, can’t I? – Craig

Statham Praises Sly

Shawn Adler at the MTV Movie Blog caught up with Jason Statham long enough to ask a few questions about “The Expendables.” Although Statham couldn’t talk too much about the script he did say this: “Sly is someone I grew up watching on TV and on the movies. He’s a living legend. He’s one of the biggest action stars that Hollywood’s ever seen, the whole world’s ever seen. And so the chance for me to come all these years later and be working alongside Sly is just one of those like pinch-yourself moments… Rest assured… it’s going to be a kickass film.” You can read the full report here. – Craig

Sly Thinks Whitaker Expendable

Sly announced at the American Film Market convention that he hopes to get Academy Award winner, Forrest Whitaker, for the role of a “devious CIA agent” in his next film “The Expendables.” Sly already has Jason Statham and Jet Li on board and told the crowd: “Whereas the ‘Oceans 11’ films were an ensemble for good looking guys, this is an ensemble for ugly tough guys.” [If only Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin were alive and in their prime!
– Craig]

You can read the full report here.

Sly is Expendable

Great news! Sly is set to write, direct and star along side Jason Statham in “The Expendables” for Nu Image/Millennium Films [the same company that released the latest Rambo movie].

Jet Li is in final negotiations to join the cast. “The Expendables” begins filming in February and follows a team of mercenaries hired to overthrow a South American dictator. You can read the full report here.

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