Sylvester Stallone told a crowd at this past week’s American Film Market that he’s been heavily courting Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker for his next film, the mercenary drama “The Expendables” for Nu Image/Millennium Films says UPI.
Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li star in the tale of rag-tag mercenaries on an undercover mission to depose of a Latin American dictator. Stallone wants Whitaker to play a devious CIA agent involved in the operation.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in February in Costa Rica and Louisiana. He’s also aiming for a PG-13 rating.