Pro Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin and former Buffy star Charisma Carpenter have joined the ranks of Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables, a film about a group of mercenaries who are, as the title suggests, expendable, that are sent on a suicide mission to overthrow a South American dictator.
Austin and Carpenter join a cast list that already reads like a top ten of bargain-basement favourites, and there's something inherently cool about that. The Expendables will also star Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Sandra Bullock, Forest Whitaker...the list goes on, it's actually kind of insane. Oh, and Stallone himself.
What Stallone seems to be doing here is an incredibly, incredibly smart thing: rounding up all the old-style action heroes, a dying breed, and teaming them up with a few people who could perpetuate the Hollywood staple. Heck some of them are trying already (yes, you Mr Statham). I guess that means all he needs to complete this trend are appearances by Bruce Willis, The Rock and Vin Diesel; sadly The Muscles from Brussels already turned him down.
P.S. It's almost impossible to find a moderately tasteful pic of Carpenter on the interwebs!
via Ain't It Cool News