Sylvester Stallone is set to star in and helm “The Expendables” for Nu Image/Millennium Films.
Stallone, who also penned the script, will be joined onscreen by Jason Statham, while Jet Li is in final negotiations to join the actioner.
Pic follows a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. Lensing starts in February in Costa Rica and Louisiana.
Producers are Avi Lerner, John Thompson and Kevin King Templeton. Boaz Davidson
, Trevor Short and Danny Dimbort exec produce.
Stallone joined forces with Nu Image/Millennium on the latest “Rambo,” which he also helmed and co-wrote.