Brittany Murphy axed from Stallone’s ‘Expendables’ Brittany Murphy has reportedly been axed from Sylvester Stallone’s forthcoming actioner The Expendables. The Sin City actress, who was to play Mickey Rourke’s girlfriend, was cut from the script after it underwent a rewrite. Liam Hemsworth’s character has also been removed from the film. Written, directed and starring Stallone, The Expendables follows a group of mercenaries tasked with overthrowing a South American dictator. Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Charisma Carpenter and Arnold Schwarzenegger also star.