Russell Turned Down Stallone’s ‘Expendables’ Offer

Sylvester Stallone was stunned when he asked his Tango & Cash co-star Kurt Russell to appear in his forthcoming movie The Expendables – after the actor’s agent ordered him to make the request by formal letter.

The Rambo star has lined up a stellar cast of Hollywood hardmen for the action-thriller, including Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Jason StathamDolph Lundgren and rapper 50 Cent.

And Stallone was keen to get his pal Russell on-board – but was staggered by the less-than-friendly response.


He tells his forum StallonZone, “I know that many people on the site have asked for Kurt Russell. I asked for him too.


“Actually, I was taken aback when asked to put the request in a letter and send it to his agent. Subsequently, I was called back by the agent several days later after refusing to send a letter and he said Kurt Russell is not interested in ‘ensemble acting’ at this time. So, people, I came, I saw, I failed”.

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