The cast was nearly even more star-studded...
If you think the cast looks impressive now, it could have been even glitzier if Stallone had had his way. The star told fansite
that he approached Kurt Russell to appear, only for the action-man to fob him off.
“I know that many people on the site have asked for Kurt Russell,” said Stallone. “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.”
Jean-Claude Van Damme was another who didn’t fancy it, telling us in an exclusive interview that he turned down Sly’s overtures.
“Stallone gave me a part in his next movie," he told us. "But I ask him about the subject, about the story. He said, ‘You’re gonna make lots of money.’ I don’t want to hear that, I want to hear what was my character.
He was unable to tell what it’s going to be. So I didn’t do the movie.” We hate to say it, but looking at the trailer, it looks like JCVD’s loss!