A couple of weeks ago Screen Rant reported on the word that Sylvester Stallone was pursuing Sandra Bullock for his new project The Expendables. Well it appears that has been disregarded by a Nu Image/Millenium spokesperson as "merely wishful thinking for fans."
Well that's disappointing. (Although offline, site-runner Vic did say he thought it highly unlikely Bullock would appear in the film.)
I was really looking forward to the notion of seeing Stallone and Bullock reunite after well over a decade since they appeared together in Demolition Man. They had good chemistry together in that flick and it's a shame we won't get to see that again in The Expendables.
On a more positive note, Forest Whitaker, who was touted to appear in the film, is officially in negotiations. If the deal is clinched he will 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."
Like I said in my other post I think The Expendables looks very promising. Stallone writing, directing and starring in the thing, alongside Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lungren and now what looks like Oscar winning Forest Whitaker as well? Yes, please.
Are you disappointed that Bullock won't be in it after all? And what about the notion of Whitaker starring?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter