The first official look at The Expendables has hit the net. Running at over three minutes, the preview shows a plethora of action and a handful of comedy mixed in with the gore and violence. The upcoming 2010 action film, written and directed by Sylvester Stallone pays tribute to the blockbuster action films during the 1980s and early ’90s. The plot follows a team of the world’s most dangerous and highly-trained mercenaries who go on a mission to South America to overthrow and assassinate a powerful, evil dictator and his army, who have been causing devastation, chaos and torture for the last twenty years. Producer Avi Lerner has reported that the film will be cut down to two versions, a PG-13-rating edit and an R-rated version, both of which will be screen tested to see which one will be officially released. However what’s really attracting attention is its all star cast listed below.
Sylvester Stallone as Barney “The Schizo” Ross, a veteran Expendable and leader of the team.
Jet Li as Bao Thao, expert at hand-to-hand combat.
Jason Statham as Lee Christmas, second in command of the team. He is a former S.A.S. soldier and expert at Close Quarters Combat using knives.
Dolph Lundgren as Gunnar Jensen, a Swedish expert at sniping. He later gets fired and kicked out from the expendables and is hired by Monroe to kill the Expendables. Jensen hates Bao Thao and fights with him frequently.
Terry Crews as Hale Caesar, Bao’s best friend, a weapons specialist.
Eric Roberts as Monroe, a corrupt C.I.A. agent who is preventing the Expendables from killing General Garza.
Mickey Rourke as Tool, a former Expendable, now an arms dealer and tattoo parlor artist/owner who helps the Expendables.
Steve Austin as Dan Paine, Monroe’s bodyguard and a former Marine.
Charisma Carpenter as Lacy, Lee Christmas’ fiancee.
David Zayas as General Garza, the evil dictator.
Randy Couture as Toll Road, demolitions expert.
Lauren Jones as Cheyenne.
Gary Daniels as The Brit, General Garza’s main henchman and a former Expendable who wants to go to war and get revenge against the team for kicking him out.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, General Garza’s henchmen.
Amin Joseph and Senyo Amoaku as the leaders of a group of Somali pirates that challenge the Expendables.
Gisele Itié as Sandra, a young native Brazilian woman.
Nick Searcy as Agent Will Sands, a C.I.A. agent who helps the Expendables.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in a cameo role as the retired Lieutenant General of the Expendables.
Bruce Willis as Mr. Church, the man who hires the Expendables