The Expendables Update: Charisma Carpenter, Arnold’s Cameo, Stone Cold

Charisma Carpenter in Psychosis (2010) Movie Image

In a movie about a bunch of muscle-bound dudes that like to play with big guns and sharp knives and knock over dictatorships on the weekends, you gotta have the babe factor to make the “talky” scenes worthwhile. Maybe that’s where former Angel and Buffy star Charisma Carpenter comes in. Word from TV Guide is that Carpenter has landed a role in Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables”.

TV Guide says Carpenter will be playing the girlfriend to Jason Statham’s character. Statham plays one of many mercenaries in writer-director Sylvester Stallone’s crew, who specializes in taking down bad guys for money. The flick co-stars Mickey Rourke, Statham, Stallone, and Jet Li.

And just in case you’ve never seen Angel or Buffy, this is Charisma Carpenter:

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester StalloneMeanwhile, the boys over at TheArnoldFans (they’re fans of Arnold, you know) got this from the Governator about his upcoming cameo in “The Expendables”:

So I… naturally when he (Stallone) asked me if I would do a cameo, which will just be something quick, like I walk out of a hotel or out of a office building and he will walk up and we will bump into each other and there will be some mumbling and then we will walk off. So it will be something very simple, that will be again, just a cameo, so that’s what we’re going to do. I promised him I’d do that and I’m looking forward to that. Ok? Good.

Variety also has former wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin joining the cast as another tough guy. I’m guessing he gets to break things and growl out one-liners.