"I said to [producer] Avi Lerner, 'If it works out and you have a good script, Avi, you know where to find me if you still want me.' It's as simple as that really," Brosnan confirmed. "I had a grand time in his company. Sylvester Stallone is the one that's given us these wonderful platforms for actors who have and had careers to go play and have fun and to entertain. To bring a bunch of guys together who saved the world, fought the bad guys, and put them all on the same stage, that's crazy good."
Brosnan defended his fellow actor Kelsey Grammer (who appears in The Expendables 3) when we joked that we don't remember him saving the world that many times in the past. "He's a fantastic actor, Kelsey Grammer. You don't have that kind of career without having a talent, without having something to say and to give to an audience."
Brosnan then added, "It's just about entertainment. Avi is somebody I've heard about and his movies always have big brash entertainment value to them. You can really change the world and that's great, but 'The Expendables'? Yeah, I'd love to do 'The Expendables.' It's just a kick in the pants."
This is good news, I think Pierce Brosnan could be great as a villain specifically if they played up the 007 angle.
"Sylvester Stallone has played heroes such as John Rambo and Rocky Balboa, but now he’s considering playing a villain — Greg Scarpa, the mob hitman known as “the Grim Reaper.”
The screenplay by Nick Pileggi, who wrote “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” will gloss over Scarpa’s involvement in 20 murders, and focus on his career as a T.E., a top echelon informant for the FBI, who secretly solved the “Mississippi Burning” case.
FBI director J. Edgar Hoover — under intense pressure to find the bodies of three civil rights workers and bring their killers to justice — brought in the capo for the Colombo family in 1964.
Scarpa quickly kidnapped a member of the Ku Klux Klan and tortured him for two days. “He pistol-whipped him, pulled his fingernails out, and finally put a gun in his mouth,” said a source familiar with the story. “He gave him a pen and paper, and said, ‘Either the location of the bodies, or your brains will be on this paper.’”
Scarpa got the information he wanted.
Pileggi told me, “It’s a fabulous story. Stallone is interested. He likes the script.”
Irwin Winkler, of “Rocky” fame, would produce with Avi Lerner, who produced “The Expendables” and its sequels."
Over the last year Stallone has mentioned in interviews that he wants to do some more serious roles and this one sounds like it has interesting potential. And if you're worried that it won't be action packed then at least you'll have Rambo 5 to make up for it.