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Nicolas Cage to Join The Expendables

GIFFONI VALLE PIANA, ITALY - JULY 18:  Actor Nicolas Cage attends 2012 Giffoni Film Festival press conference on July 18, 2012 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

A few months back, a producer for The Expendables 3 speculated about who they were hoping to cast: Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, a post-prison Wesley Snipes, and Nicolas Cage. (We also speculated on who we were hoping they'd cast.) Well, it seems like they got one of those guys. (No, it's not Clint and no, they didn't bust Snipes out of jail ... yet). Sylvester Stallone wrote in a semi-sensical Facebook post: "We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group." Considering his recent projects, this will likely be Cage's most smartly chosen movie in years.

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2012 Getty Images