Kelsey Grammer signs on for The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3 has made a slightly surprising addition to its ensemble of grizzled action men, with Kelsey Grammer becoming the latest star to join proceedings.

According to Deadline , Grammer will play a character named Bonaparte, a former mercenary who pops up to assist the gang with their latest mission.

The role had initially been written for Nicolas Cage, only for Stallone to fail to land his man. One to target for The Expendables 4 perhaps…

The film becomes the second franchise movie Grammer has boarded in quick succession, with the actor having recently been added to Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction .

Directed by Patrick Hughes and co-starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson and many more, The Expendables 3 will open in the UK on 15 August 2014.