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Bruce Willis has gotten a bit of a drubbing in the media lately, between that infamously cranky "Red 2" interview and Sylvester Stallone putting him on Twitter blast.
On Tuesday, Rambo himself tweeted that Harrison Ford would be joining "The Expendables 3" and that Willis was "OUT," adding, "GREEDY AND LAZY... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE." Ouch!
Someone tipped off The Hollywood Reporter that the source of the stars' beef was financial. "[Willis] said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million... A million dollars a day," the insider spilled. "Stallone and everybody else involved said no."
Willis had reportedly been offered $3 million -- for four days of work. True, it would have meant working four days in a row, but them's the breaks. Maybe it's a good time to think about a "Moonlighting" reunion? In any case, one thing to look forward to is the "Expendables 3" press day, when everyone asks Stallone about his former fellow "Expendable."
THR's source added, "I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford -- a better actor, a much nicer person, and a more interesting direction for the film." (Just don't ask him about Han Solo.)
Of course, the films were developed by Stallone to give aging action stars a new lease on kicking butt; the very name refers to how Hollywood treats older actors. It stands to reason that some of them are, well, expendable.