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Kelsey Grammer Takes 'Expendables 3' Role Meant for Nicolas Cage

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September 18, 2013

Kelsey Grammer

When the full cast was announced for The Expendables 3 as production began in Bulgaria, it was a bummer to see that long rumored names like Jackie Chan and Nicolas Cage ended up not being part of the cast. But with the cast making some shifts, such as replacing Bruce Willis with Harrison Ford, it's no surprise to learn that Cage's role is going to someone we wouldn't expect. Deadline has word that Kelsey Grammer is in the midst of finalizing a deal to join the cast. That's right, Dr. Frasier Crane is joining an ensemble of veteran action stars. As fun as Cage's addition would have been, this is more than intriguing.

One might think that his turn as a villain in Transformers: Age of Extinction is what landed him this job, but in fact, it's his turn as a tough guy in the canceled Starz series "Boss" that turned some heads. We're not sure how much action Grammer will see, but he'll be playing Bonaparte, an ex-mercenary who helps the Expendables in their mission, and we're interested to see how he works with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Wesley Snipes. The Expendables 3 arrives August 15th, 2014.

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  • Chris Groves
    It's like they made a note to try and cast as many people who were going to be in huge hits that summer. Jason Statham and Ronda Rousey are going to be in Fast and Furious 7 and Kelsey Grammer is going to be in Transformers 4. Both of those movies come out before The Expendables 3, as well.
    • conradthegreat
      reaching
      • Chris Groves
        It was a half joke, certainly it's more coincidence than direct intent...but it's still fun to notice.
  • OfficialJab
    wat
  • DJROBL
    If your going to go off the action range then get crazy Randy Quaid or even better R. Lee Ermey he will bring the pain...
  • dawko
    I love Grammer...not sure what does he want to do in Expendables movie though...but he was amazing in Boss!
  • Thedude3445
    I lost interest in this movie.
  • John Zych
    I wasn't surprised that they took Nicolas Cage out of the film. Can you imagine what the new teaser trailer would look like? No one would notice the other names, all they would see is "CAGE" "CAGE" "CAGE" "CAGE"

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