Mickey Rourke out of Expendables 2

2011-10-19 20:27

Los Angeles - Mickey Rourke has pulled out of The Expendables 2.

The 59-year-old actor - who played the role of Tool in the first Sylvester Stallone-directed action film - will not be taking part in the sequel, with Deadline.com reporting the pay cheque was not big enough for him to be involved in the Simon West-led project.

Instead, Mickey is now in negotiations to work on Seven Psychopaths alongside Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken.

Big hit

The movie tells the tale of a screenwriter who is struggling to find a handle for his script - entitled Seven Psychopaths - until he takes part in the kidnapping of a gangster's dog, which gives him the idea for a hook.

Martin McDonagh is directing the film, with Colin set to play the lead scribe, with Graham Broadbend and Peter Czernin producing.

The Expendables - which starred Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and Dolph Lundgren - was a big hit upon its release in 2010, making $274m worldwide on an $80m budget.

Oscar-nominated Mickey will next be seen in Immortals alongside Henry Cavill and also recently signed up to star in Java Heat.


  • John - 2011-10-19 20:46

    If there is one actor aging well it is Bruce!

  • Themba - 2011-10-19 22:09

    Its very sad to see him pulling out. But in all fairness he is probably not worth as much as most of the super actors involved. Please give us some figures!!!

  • Preshen - 2011-10-20 07:51

    no more ugly faces to look at

  • Colin - 2011-10-20 11:30

    he wont be missed.

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