Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Now we know why Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenneger were at ringside during the boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri in Macau, China last week. The Hollywood actors wanted to recruit Pacquiao to star in the 4th installment of the film series, ‘The Expendables.’
The new film, ‘The Expendables 4′ starts production soon and will be filmed in the Philippines. It is a sequel to ‘The Expendables 3.’
‘The Expendables 3′ is a 2014 American ensemble action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is a sequel to the 2012 action film ‘The Expendables 2. ‘ The film features returning cast members Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The story follows the mercenary group known as “The Expendables” as they come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.
In a report by Morrison Hennigan of The Movie Daily, Manny Pacquiao will play the role of a “vicious rebel general” in the new film.
The entire negotiation between Stallone and Pacquiao happened in the locker room just after the fight. Pacquiao will be paid $40 Million for the film role, twice the amount he earned from his championship fight against Algieri.
But The Adobo Chronicles learned that the real deal breaker was Pacquiao’s demand for him to sing and record the theme song of the new movie. At first Stallone hesitated but then Schwarzenneger convinced him to agree to Pacquiao’s demand and so the deal was signed.
Pacquiao is known for his passion in karaoke singing.