The bad-ass old guys of “The Expendables 3” took a moment from the films and fun at Cannes to join the effort to “Bring Back Our Girls,” a reference to the more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted a month ago.
Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Kelsey Grammar joined cast mates on the festival’s red carpet in holding up signs calling attention to the children, who were kidnapped by the extremist Islamic group Boko Haram.
Earlier, Salma Hayek held up a similar placard as she hit the Croisette to promote her new film “The Prophet.”
“The Expendables,” a Lionsgate Entertainment project that’s scheduled to open in the U.S. on August 15, isn’t an official selection at the festival. But that didn’t stop the over-the-hill gang from showing up to do some promo work. Subtlety not being a big part of “The Expendables” brand, they arrived in tanks.