Mickey Rourke Joins The Enormous Expendables Cast
by Alex Billington
January 7, 2009
The newest name to be added to the call sheet for Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables is the comeback king, Mickey Rourke. Everyone should already be familiar with the rest of the cast by now, but if not, we'll go over it again. Besides Stallone and Rourke, also cast in Expendables is Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Forest Whitaker. It's a like who's who of the most badass actors in Hollywood. Rourke will play an unscrupulous arms dealer who becomes the go-to guy for a group of mercenaries planning to topple a South American dictator. Sounds like another solid addition.
I remember sitting down at a roundtable interview with Rourke recently and listening to him talk about how he was only going to take on projects that he had a lot of respect for. While others have said that The Expendables isn't anything like that, I disagree. I still have a lot of respect for Stallone and expect him to bring us one hell of an entertaining action movie. The cast itself demands quite a bit of respect, as only someone like Stallone could actually pull together a list of names that badass. That being said, I'm anxious to see this finally start shooting. I'm tired of reporting casting news when I just want to see it!