They lead a large ensemble cast in a drama that plays out like a combination of 'Crash' and 'The Secret'
It’s Kelsey Grammer, known for his small-screen role as Dr. Frasier Crane, a decade after the show bearing his character’s name went off the air. Three of his 2014 movies were big action productions: He was the villain of Transformers: Age of Extinction, he had a cameo as Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and he plays the mercenary headhunter in this weekend’s Expendables sequel. This is who I am.” The actor, now 59, looked over his 2014 slate with us, sharing some choice behind-the-scenes details and a hint about the big action scene we’ll probably never get to see: The Expendables 3 Grammer had nothing but praise for Sylvester Stallone, using adjectives like “genius,” “juggernaut,” and “eloquent” to describe the stalwart actor. Grammer also let slip that Stallone “changed the camera angle to make me look shorter.” Transformers: Age of Extinction Grammer had to leave the Transformers set to film his Expendables role but said, “Michael Bay was cool about it.” Like Stallone, Bay was also cool about line changes, telling him at one point, “You’re Kelsey Grammer.
"The Expendables 3" star Sylvester Stallone brought his wife and three daughters to the London premiere of the action sequel on Aug. 4.
Sylvester Stallone may look indestructible, but the action star has taken a beating to get that way. Reflecting on his battered state, the 68-year-old described the nasty fall on the set of Expendables 3 that required a metal plate inserted into his back. ”I usually grade the quality of the film by the intensity of the injury,” the Rocky star joked at a press conference to promote the three-quel on Monday, according to the Daily Mail. Co-star Antonio Banderas suffered in silence after hurting himself early in the shoot. On-set injury has become an unpleasant theme for the blockbuster action franchise: Last year Jason Statham reportedly almost drowned in a mishap while shooting an action sequence. But at least bad injuries can make for good bonding: In 2012, Schwarzenegger posted a photo from his hospital bed next to Stallone.
New ‘Expendables 3’ Trailer Promises Explosive Battles and Combustible Stars Where were The Expendables when Wesley Snipes needed to be sprung from the clink? In a case of art imitating life, the new trailer for The Expendables 3 finds Snipes yet again behind bars. But unlike in the real world — in which Snipes recently finished serving a nearly three-year-longstint for tax evasion —the former action star has Sylvester Stallone’s team of former A-listers on his side. As they are wont to do, the Expendables come to the rescue, and Snipes is welcomed back to the gang with open, muscular arms.
By Mike Fleming Jr. EXCLUSIVE: Producer Neal Moritz and StudioCanal are ready to move forward with Cliffhanger, a re-imagining of the 1993 Renny Harlin-directed mountain climbing film that starred Sylvester Stallone. They’ve set Joe Gazzam to write the screenplay after he was among a group of screenwriters who pitched their take on a movie that still holds up as a guilty pleasure. StudioCanal ended up with the rights. Sony already has a mountain climbing project in Everest, the Doug Liman-directed film that has Tom Hardy attached to play Sir Edward Mallory, the British mountaineer who tried to be first to summit the world’s highest mountain.