Pierce Brosnan interested in joining ‘crazy good’ ‘Expendables’ franchise

Actor says he has been approached to join cast of veteran action heroes

Pierce Brosnan has expressed an interest in joining The Expendables franchise.

The actor, best known for playing James Bond between 1995-2005, says that he has been approached by Sylvester Stallone with a view to starring in a future instalment of the veterans’ action titles and that he would be interested in getting involved.

“I said to [producer] Avi Lerner, ‘If it works out and you have a good script, Avi, you know where to find me if you still want me’,” Brosnan told Coming-Soon. “It’s as simple as that really.

“I had a grand time in his company,” he continued. “Sylvester Stallone is the one that’s given us these wonderful platforms for actors who have and had careers to go play and have fun and to entertain. To bring a bunch of guys together who saved the world, fought the bad guys, and put them all on the same stage, that’s crazy good.”

The Expendables 3 opens later this summer and boasts a bumper cast of veteran action stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and Antonio Banderas.

Mel Gibson has enlisted too and will play the film’s villain, while Frasier star Kelsey Grammar will play Bonaparte, an ex-mercenary who helps Sylvester Stallone’s crew on their latest mission – a role which was originally written for Nicolas Cage.

The Expendables 3 is set for release on August 15, 2014 – just under two years since the release of The Expendables 2.