Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 4:39 am
Looks like Sylvester Stallone has caused outrage by casting 50 Cent in the role of Agent Will Sands in the up and coming Expendables movie set to hit theaters in 2010. The original actor the producers hoped to secure for the role was Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker, but due to scheduling conflicts, The Last King of Scotland was unable to commit to the movie which also stars Jet Li, Transformer star Jason Statham and 2009 Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke so Sly made a call to 50 who was quite happy to jump on board.
Various critics are possibly thinking that all those knocks Sylvester took in the Rocky movies have affected his brain as yesterday Stallone issued a statement saying
“Please tell the loyal followers to be positive not negative in their feedback. I am not self-destructive. The anger of the casting of 50 Cent is understandable, but not fair.
A player is only as good as his coach. If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one.”
50 has never been a welcomed addition to the roster of Hollywood movie stars with Samuel L Jackson getting a lil vocal about the rapper jumping onto the big screen back in 2005 when Jackson had been sought to play a role in the semi-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin. Jackson declined the role yet starred across from the rapper in the 2006 Home of the Brave movie. The hate never seems to linger long does it?