Mickey Rourke Joins “Expendables”

Mickey Rourke has joined Sylvester Stallone’s action adventure team-up project “The Expendables” for Nu Image/Millennium Films reports Variety.

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.

Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Dolph Lungdren play the title characters. Forest Whitaker and Ben Kingsley are also circling the project.

The Stallone-scripted and directed film begins shooting in March in Brazil. Avi Lerner, John Tompson and Kevin King Templeton are producing.