EXCLUSIVE: The Raid star Iko Uwais has landed the villain role in The Expendables 4. He joins returining stars Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. Also joining the ensemble are Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jacob Scipio and Andy Garcia.
Stuntman-turned-helmer Scott Waugh is set to direct. Spenser Cohen wrote the script, with revisions by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly. Details are being kept under wraps, but the plot will once again focus on a group of veteran mercenaries. Uwais plays a former military officer turned arms dealer with his own private army.
Statham is also producing along with Kevin King Templeton as well as Millennium’s Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger.
Best known for his star-making role in the The Raid franchise, Uwais was most recently seen starring in Paramount’s Snake Eyes and will next be seen in the film Fists Full of Vengeance for Netflix both serving as the star and executive producer. He previously starred in and exec produced The Wu Assassins series, now available on Netflix.
Other recent credits include Stuber, Mile 22 and Night Comes For Us. He is repped by Gersh and Management 360.
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