So unless you're a non-action nerd living under a rock, you know that Sylvester Stallone's ensemble B-level all-star action movie, "The Expendables" (that began auspiciously with a great potential cast in Ben Kingsley and Forest Whitaker, but quickly devolved into typical B-movie looking trash) is shooting in Brazil and that the 62-year-old macho writer/director/actor Stallone is doing his own stunts (natch, he's also lighting his own cigars).
Apparently, according to the Brazilian Globo Daily, cited by Darik News and finally reported online by Novinite.com (did you get all that?), Stallone broke his arm on set.
"The accident happened in the ocean resort Jacarepagua in the state of Rio de Janeiro, where the filming started April 6. Stallone broke his arm while doing a dangerous stunt on his own."We assume it's bullshit, and yup, turns out the report is false, but it appears that Stallone did injure himself somewhat.
"Rumor control here...Sly didn't break his arm. he has cuts & bruises from the flying, rolling punching stabbing stunt but no breakage," writes Sheryl Main on what has become the official Twitter info place for all things 'Expendables' (she's a producer or something or other, we honestly haven't paid close attention). She has her own blog about the production, but it's down. But amusingly enough the Twitter post right before Stallone's accident reads, "I think Sly's stunt double is getting bored."
While Stallone didn't really hurt himself too badly, we can confirm from looking at the above photo that he did shit his pants and bust a blood vessel in his head from the excruciating awesomeness of the explosion and yelling; that much is obvious. All in a days work, naturally.
"The Expendables" stars Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Terry Crews Brittany Murphy and David Zayas and is probably due in theaters in 2010.