Here’s how future news items about Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables are going to go: you’re going to imagine any brilliant, craggy actor you like, and we’ll say ‘yep, they’re in the movie, too!’ Look, I’ll start: Mickey Rourke. He’s in the movie!

Says so right there in Variety: “Rourke will play an unscrupulous arms dealer who becomes the go-to guy
for a group of mercenaries planning to topple a South American dictator.” I love this. Stallone gave Rourke a leg up a few years back when he was in a pretty bad patch, and so as one of his first roles post-Wrestler acclaim Rourke chooses this. The man is loyal.