The already impossibly badass cast of “The Expendables 2” just got even more badass, albeit in a rather unexpected way.
Instead of tapping a new action movie hero to join the star-studded likes of Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, it’s an athlete who’s joining the “Expendables” ranks. Specifically, the currently number one-ranked tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, is serving up justice on the Bulgaria set of “Expendables 2.”
According to Deadline, Djokovic’s role is nothing more than a cameo, but he’s already arrived in Bulgaria to shoot his scenes in the film. He won’t be moonlighting as an awesome assassin either, sadly, but instead playing a fictional version of himself. Looks like Barney Ross is a closet tennis fan!
Anyone who follows tennis and Djokovic’s career in particular knew that it was just a matter of time before the showy player strutted his stuff on the big screen, but I don’t think anyone could have predicted it would come by way of an action movie—a smaller comedy seemed much more likely. Either way, it’s bizarre casting to be sure, but casting we’re totally psyched about all the same.
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