American actor, Andy Garcia has recently joined the cast of the latest installment of “The Expendables“.
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are returning to reprise their roles for the fourth installment in the action-packed franchise.
It will also feature newcomers 50 Cent, Megan Fox, and Tony Jaa.
The upcoming installment will see Statham as the primary star and Fox as the female lead.
Scott Waugh is directing from a screenplay by Spenser Cohen with revisions by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
“The Expendables 4” arrives from Lionsgate and Millennium Media and is set to begin production this fall.
Stallone directed the first movie, which was released in 2010 and featured cameos by Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Despite mixed reviews and modest box office revenues, the movie received two sequels, 2012’s “The Expendables 2” and 2013’s “The Expendables 3”, which each starred Stallone and Statham.
“The Expendables 2” also starred Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the threequel featured Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, and Kelsey Grammer.
The franchise, which pays homage to the blockbuster action movies of the late ’80s and early ’90s, have collectively generated more than $800 million at the global box office.
The most recent movie, “The Expendables 3”, premiered in 2013, and since then the franchise’s future has been in question.
Talks about a fourth movie have been percolating for years but it didn’t officially get the green light until recently.