Casting News | Wesley Snipes


Apparently, it didn’t take Wesley Snipes long to get back in the movie mix. Reportedly, the former Blade star is in advanced negotiations to appear in The Expendables 3.

In addition to Snipes, Sylvester Stallone also is interested in adding Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich to the cast as well. Chan, Snipes and Cage have been on Stallone’s radar for the film for some time as rumors of their casting have been floating around for a few months. Stallone has also spoken previously about wanting a “Young Sigourney Weaver” for the film; could that be the role Jovovich is up for?

The 50-year old Snipes recently was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for failing to film his income taxes. Snipes and Stallone worked together in Demolition Man and Snipes will get an opportunity to put his love and skill for martial arts to the test in this film. He holds a black belt in both Shotokan Karate and Hapkido.

The Expendables 3 will be directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill). The cast of the last film included, in addition to Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Nan Yu, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Exactly who among those might be returning remains to be seen.