Over the holidays, it was reported that Sylvester Stallone was pursuing his Demolition Man co-star Sandra Bullock to join The Expendables, but that doesn’t appear to be the case, says The Hollywood Reporter.
One name from that previous report that was confirmed, however, is Forest Whitaker. Whitaker is negotiating to join the cast and would play the CIA liaison for a group of mercenaries (played by Stallone, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Jason Statham) who are clandestinely sent to South America to overthrow a dictator.
Nu Image/Millennium Films is producing the film. Avi Lerner, John Thompson and Kevin King Templeton are producing along with executive producers Boaz Davidson, Trevor Short and Danny Dimbort.
Stallone, who will direct and who wrote the script, has been scouting locations for a February shoot.