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Sylvester Stallone picks Patrick Hughes to direct The Expendables 3

The Expendables 2

Story by Jack Foley

SYLVESTER Stallone has chosen Patrick Hughes to direct The Expendables 3.

The Australian filmmaker has previously only directed one film – the critically-acclaimed Red Hill, starring True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten as a city police officer involved in a manhunt during his first day on the job in a new town.

Although an official deal is still to be completed, sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter suggest he is expected to get the offer once he meets with company heads at Millennium.

The Expendables 3 is expected to welcome back the majority of its action stars, including Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren, as well as introducing a couple of new ageing action icons.

According to various reporters, Wesley Snipes has joined the cast, as has Jackie Chan.

Shooting on the third instalment is due to begin in late July, early August.

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