Monday, January 05, 2009


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Forrest Whitaker is negotiating to join the cast of the action film "The Expendables," Sylvester Stallone's latest writing and directing effort. Whitaker would play the CIA liaison for a group of mercenaries (played by Stallone, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Jason Statham) who are clandestinely sent to South America to overthrow a dictator.

Stallone, who expressed his intention to woo Whitaker at the AFM in November, has been scouting locations for a February shoot. Whitaker next appears in "Hurricane Season" and "Repossession Mambo."