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Body bags not included.

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For The Tomb, which starts filming later this month, Stallone receives top billing again, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vinnie Jones and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson joining him for the prison-break drama

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Since The Expendables, the 2010 film that brought together a smorgasbord of action heroes – including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Bruce Willis – brought home $200m (£125m) at the box office, it was only a matter of time before the ludicrous mix of testosterone and brawn was recreated elsewhere (incidentally, The Expendables 2 is already in post-production). So news arrives of The Tomb, an upcoming flick with – if it's possible – an even more ridiculous cast.

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There were times in the past when Novak Djokovic's appetite for a battle was called into question, but the fighting qualities the Serb showed in winning three Grand Slam titles last year and becoming world No 1 have been recognised in Hollywood. Djokovic is making his screen debut in The Expendables 2, which is due to be released later this year.

Chuck Wepner was considered a pushover but knocked Ali down

Bunce on Boxing: Finally, 'the real Rocky' will get a film of his own life

It all started 35 years ago and since then Sly Stallone has been at the heart of the six Rocky movies and there is a chance of another.

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Diary: Is Sarkozy fit for renewal of historic hostilities?

The regrettable spat that has erupted between our Prime Minister and the French President prompts some in the Tory ranks to excitably predict that their man would come out on top in the event of historic hostilities ever having to get physical again.

John Travolta on for Expendables 2

John Travolta has been added to the cast of 'Expendables 2'.

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Slater to star in Stallone's new film

The 'Guns, Girls, and Gambling' actor is the latest addition to the cast of the currently untitled movie, which is based on the French comic series 'Bullet to the Head', in which Variety reports he will play a "local handler who acts as a middle man".

David Flatman: Season over but fitness guru tells me: don't get fat

From the Front Row: For the stag trip of Lord Mike Tindall, there will be some well-sculpted bodies on show by the pool

Screen Talk: Hawaii makes waves

It's a serious business, show business. And lawmakers play a vital role, especially when it comes to creating tax breaks to allow movie production budgets to feel the love.

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