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Bruce Willis 'Axed From Expendables 3 Over $4m Fee' - So That's Why Sylvester Stallone Called Him Greedy!

09/08/2013 12:40 BST

Ah ok, now we understand why Sylvester Stallone branded Bruce Willis 'greedy and lazy' - the actor reportedly demanded $4m for four days work on 'The Expendables 3'.

Bruce was apparently offered $3m for another stint as CIA agent Church in the action ensemble but reportedly threatened to quit if they didn't up his fee by another million - a tactic which backfired, as film bosses replaced him with (the presumably cheaper) Harrison Ford.

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Sly and Brucie with 'Expendables' co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger

A source told The Hollywood Reporter: "He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million. A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no.

"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," they added.

Sly - who has written the screenplay for the second sequel to the original 2010 film - hit back at his co-star on Twitter earlier this week.

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Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone

"WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!! " he wrote.

"GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE," he added.

We're crossing everything that Brucie will be discussing the developments in another of his trademark bizarre interviews very soon.

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