Whitaker in Stallone's Expendables
The news is confirmed that Forest Whitaker is in negotiatons for a role in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables, but with that news comes the calming of the rumour that Sandra Bullock was to join the team as well.
The Expendables is Stallone's ensemble cast film that sees a group of mercenaries trying to overthrow a South American leader, and the cast line-up has been really interesting so far.
If the film grabs Forest Whitaker then that's definitely a good sign for the script and story, after all he's a cracking talent and does pick his roles carefully.
However the denial from the studio that Sandra Bullock is being hunted for a role is a shame, for we could have expected something more than her romantic comedy and previous action outings, we could have seen something along the lines of her performance in Crash (Filmstalker review) when she totally goes against her film character and becomes quite a harsh and vendictive character, and she played it brilliantly.
The studio, through The Hollywood Reporter, tells us that it's just wishful thinking on the part of fans, or rather some source playing out a media outlet. Shame, perhaps we'll see someone equally as well known and strong take up the role?
Regardless this is definitely playing out to be a strong cast, and with that a strong film.