Could Forest Whitaker be starring in the upcoming action adventure The Expendables? Yes, if Sylvester Stallone has anything to say about it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone told a crowd at AFM that he wanted the Oscar winning actor for his next film.

Jason Statham and Jet Li are already set to star with writer-director Stallone in this tale of rag-tag mercenaries on an undercover mission to depose of a Latin American dictator. At a Boa Steakhouse lunch for the film's producers, Nu Image/Millennium Films, Stallone said he wanted Whitaker for the role of a devious CIA agent involved in the operation.

Stallone is aiming for a February shoot in Costa Rica and Louisiana. He is also aiming for a PG-13 rating.