50 Cent has reportedly signed on to replace Forrest Whitaker in a new action film called The Expendables, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone.

According to Ain’t It Cool News Stallone brought the G-Unit honcho in to play the role of Hale Caesar after Whitaker had a scheduling conflict. The movie, as described by IMDB, is about “a team of mercenaries [that] head to South America to overthrow a dictator.” Scheduled to begin filming on March 28th, the flick will also star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Eric Roberts and Jet Li.

As XXLMag.com previously reported 50 will also share screen time with Rourke and Statham in the upcoming thriller, 13. A remake of a French film, the Gela Baluani-directed project is slated for release in 2010. – Elan Mancini