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.
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.