Despite Bruce Willis getting the cut from The Expendables 3 after reportedly demanding too high a fee today’s news would suggest he has had a change of heart, opting to take a break from $100 million budget actioners in favour of $15 million budget action thriller The Prince for Grindstone/Lionsgate Films.
Adapted from an Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore (Red Dawn) script, The Prince follows a retired Las Vegas mob enforcer whose teenage daughter disappears, forcing him to return to the city and face his former enemies. Despite what you might have been imagining based on this synopsis the 58-year-young actor has not signed on for the starring role but rather that of a man who has been waiting to confront the mob enforcer on his return.
The Prince will be directed by the Aremnian Sarik Andreasyan who recently directed Hayden Christensen, Jordana Brewster and Adrien Brody in another action thriller, American Heist (out in 2014) – a remake of the 1959 film The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery which starred Steve McQueen.
Filming for The Prince is planned to begin this October in New Orleans and we’ll keep you informed of any additional cast members as soon as they are announced. What do you think of Willis’ move? Will Stallone eat his Twitter words?
GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 6, 2013