According to trade journal Variety, former WWE star and 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Steve Austin has signed on to play a role in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie "The Expendables."

The movie follows a team of mercenaries as they head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

A star studded cast of tough guys are cast in the film including The Wrestler star Mickey Rourke, MMA star Randy Couture, former WWE star Aaron Aguilera, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kung Fu star Jet Li, the evil Russian from Rocky Dolph Lundgren, Forest Whitaker, Jason Statham and Stallone himself.

It is set for a 2010 release.

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