ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up for the first time in leading roles in the new action film "Escape Plan." The duo hit the red carpet in New York on Tuesday (October 15) to promote the flick which Stallone said was a long time coming. Stallone plays a structural engineer who constructs prisons and tests their security by being locked inside. During his latest assignment he is framed and ends up having to hatch a plan with his cellmate, portrayed by Schwarzenegger, in order to escape. This is Schwarzenegger's fourth role since leaving his post as governor of California and said no matter what he does it's about enjoying himself. "I mean to me, life is all about doing the things that you really enjoy doing and things that you're passionate about. And acting and doing movies is something that I'm very passionate about," he told Reuters. Added into the script at the last minute was a fight scene between the two stars. On the red carpet, Sly talked about the competition. "He's hard to get off the ground, you know, he's a big boy. He's very strong, you know, the guy is seven times Mr. Olympia. But don't underestimate Rambo, you know what I mean," he said with a smile. Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson joins the pair in the film not as an actor, but as a producer of the movie. Although the film is being promoted to men as a gritty action film, actress Amy Ryan says it has moments females will enjoy as well. "Escape Plan" will be released in the U.S. on October 18.
Oct. 15 - The action legends team up in the new film ''Escape Plan.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration) ( Transcript )
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