News: 50 Cent Dropped From Upcoming Sylvester Stallone Film
Monday, Mar 23, 2009 11:40AM
50 Cent has reportedly been replaced for his role in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie The Expendables.
The G-Unit leader's role as "Hale Caesar" has now been re-cast.
Stallone has changed the role of Hale Caesar for a final time. 6'2 & a half" and BIG. He's a former San Diego Charger. He made his screen debut with Arnold Schwarzeneggar in The 6th Day. And his most recent film will be this summer's Terminator Salvation. He is Terry Crews. Sly seems very enthusiastic about him and I look forward to seeing what Terry Crews has in store for us. (Ain't It Cool)
Due to scheduling conflicts, Fif was originally chosen to replace Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
"Trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one," Stallone wrote in a statement. "Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley, but I believe it's a vastly improved cast. The point is, you either believe in me and the project, setting your personal feelings aside, or you take a darker approach, which really serves no purpose since your insight and suggestions and overall are a great thrill for me to behold everyday I sign on." (Press Release)
The film is scheduled to begin production later this month.
Stallone, who wrote and will direct the film, is starring in the project, which focuses on a group of mercenaries heading to South America to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Charisma Carpenter, Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke will also star. Sly's pal Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear in a cameo role. Shooting will begin in Brazil later this month. (All Headline News)
Despite losing out on a role in Stallone's upcoming movie, Fif is currently slated to co-star in a few other movie projects.
50 Cent has been tagged to star in the upcoming UK film, Dead Man Running, which will be directed by the same man responsible for the highly successful video game, Grand Theft Auto 2. The G-Unit leader has also been chosen to star in director Gela Babluani's upcoming flim 13. Production and release dates for these projects have not yet been disclosed. (SOHH)