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UPDATED By Stallone: Ghost Dog is out of THE EXPENDABLES sadly...

Hey folks, Harry here - Sly sent in the following for me to share with you, so without further meaningless babble from me, here's the badass you love:

Dear Harry, Below is a letter that I sent to the Stallone Zone that I had also wanted to send to you because I have the same loyalty to your site as well. Anyway, it might temper preconceived opinions. Thank you and best, Sly P.S. Also, for clarification: Hale Caesar is Curtis Jackson Toll Road (new character) is Randy Couture Monroe is Eric Roberts Tool (an ex-Expendable) is Mickey Rourke Bao is Jet Li Lee Christmas is Jason Statham Lacy is Charisma Carpenter Sandra is Giselle Itie (famous Brazilian actress) And Barney 'the schizo' Ross is Yours Truly. P.S.S. By the way, there's enough testosterone and ego in this film to float a large continent covered in elephants, but I'm enjoying it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Craig, I appreciate the incredible amount of work you've done on my behalf. Please tell the loyal followers to be positive not negative in their feedback. I am not self-destructive. The anger of the casting of 50 Cent is understandable, but not fair. A player is only as good as his coach. If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one. No one thought Dolph Lundgren was a good choice for ROCKY or Mr. T. Carl Weathers was an afterthought when Ken Naughton fell out. The same with Talia Shire and Richard Crenna, who was known as a comedic actor, not a serious one. Nobody wanted Eric Roberts over Ben Kingsley, but I believe it's a vastly improved casting. The point is, you either believe in me and the project, setting your personal feelings aside, or you take a darker approach, which really serves no purpose since your insight and suggestions and overall enthusiasm are a great thrill for me to behold everyday I sign on. Signing off - Your friend, Sly

Here's the earlier report I did:

Hey folks, Harry here - with a tad of a bummer regarding THE EXPENDABLES. Due to start delays which has put the shooting of THE EXPENDABLES back a month later than was initially thought... Forest Whitaker has had to pull out due to conflicts with prior engagements now. Dammit! I was really looking forward to Idi Amin getting in on this total fucking destruction. Anyway - it isn't all gloom and doom. Because at the same time I heard this bit of bummer, I heard that Sly has also recast the role with 50 CENT! I'm not real sure how that bodes as I haven't really formed any opinions on 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson, but I am passing along the info for all of you!

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