AICN is reporting that Forest Whitaker has had to pull out of Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming action pic The Expendables due to conflicts with other projects. Replacing the award-winning actor will be rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson). There’s been some backlash to the casting, which has prompted Sly himself to respond. Here’s an excerpt via AICN:
A player is only as good as his coach. If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change of Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is a good one.