Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mickey Rourke Joins The Expendables

Mickey Rourke has become the latest name to sign up for Sly Stallone's The Expendables.

Rourke will play an arms dealer involved with a band of expendable mercenaries who are attempting to overthrow a South American dictator. Earlier this week, Forest Whittaker agreed to star as a CIA operative.

Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Randy Couture are also among the cast.

Rourke has previously spoken of his gratitude for Stallone, who gave him a high-profile return to the big screen in his remake of Get Carter in 2000.

Ben Kingsley is also expected to join the cast in the coming days.

Shooting is expected to start in Brazil in March.