So, in a strange bit of casting switching, it seems that Kelsey Grammer will be taking the part Nicolas Cage was offered in The Expendables 3. Yes, Dr. Frasier Crane will be playing a mercenary alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, and Harrison Ford. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Let’s not forget, they are going up against Mel Gibson!
So, Kelsey Grammer instead of Nicolas Cage? I have to admit that I’m disappointed that Nic isn’t going to be in the film, but this replacement casting is simply brilliant. While I’ve never seen Grammer in a badass action role, he certainly looks the part especially as he’s aged from his Frasier days. (Let’s all forget X-Men: The Last Stand, shall we?) Grammer will also be starring in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The Expendables 3 opens next August (2014).
- Kelsey Grammer Joins Beefcake Brigade in ‘The Expendables 3′ (deadline.com)