Yesterday evening, AICN received a letter straight from Sly Stallone himself informing them that Forest Whitaker has had to drop out of Stallone's fully loaded actioner Expendables, and will be replaced by 50 Cent. 

Now, before anyone gets their camouflage panties in a bunch, keep in mind that of all the movie badasses in The Expendables, 50 is probably the only cast member ever to actually be shot.  With real bullets.

Here's what the cast is shaping up to look like:

Sylvester Stallone is "Randy 'The Schizo' Ross"
Curtis Jackson is "Hale Caesar"
Randy Couture is "Toll Road"
Eric Roberts is "Monroe"
Mickey Rourke is "Tool"
Jet Li is "Bao"
Jason Statham is "Lee Christmas"
Charisma Carpenter is "Lacy"
Giselle Itie is "Sandra"

God I'm a sucker for good character nicknames.  This movie is shaping up to be a 90-minute long helicopter sequence from Predator, I tell you.