The Expendables 3 is already shooting in Belgrade, Sofia, Bulgaria. Until shortly before filming was going to get underway, Nicolas Cage was rumoured to be in talks about a role. However after it became clear he wasn’t going to be part of the movie, we never heard who would replace him.
Now we know, as Deadline reports that Kelsey Grammer is close to a deal to take over Cage’s role.
Assuming he signs on the dotted line, Grammer will playan ex-mercenary named Bonaparte, who teams up with Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his highly-trained crew on their latest mission. He joins returning stars Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jet Li and Terry Crews, along with newcomers Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Milla Jovovich, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson.
Patrick Hughes is directing from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Richard Wenk.