Murphy and Zayas Board Sly’s Expendables

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Brittany Murphy and David Zayas have joined the cast of The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone’s action-adventure being produced by Nu Image/Millennium Films, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which stars Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Eric Roberts, Charisma Carpenter and Giselle Itie, follows a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

Murphy will play Rourke’s girlfriend, a singer. The part calls for her to perform a musical number. Zayas will play the dictator.

Stallone wrote the screenplay and is directing the film, which began production this week in Brazil. The production also will film in Louisiana.

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