Bruce Willis may be tired of doing the ‘walk away from an explosion without looking back’ move, but casually disregarding a fireball can make you a ton of money. Willis explained it in no uncertain terms– the only reason he still makes action movies is for the sizable paychecks that accompany them.
Either Willis has some kind of crippling debt issues or he just really, really likes money (and let’s be honest here- who doesn’t?) because the actor has just signed on to star in The Prince, which is- surprise, surprise- an action film. The story involves a retired mob enforcer who returns home to find his kidnapped daughter and finds a very angry Bruce Willis waiting for him. There’s no word yet on who will be playing the enforcer, but perhaps Willis will step up to the plate and offer to play the other part as well. Then, he’ll establish a monarchy on the island he purchases with both paychecks, solving the mystery of why this movie’s called The Prince.
But in all seriousness, now that Willis has outed himself as an “I’m only in it for the money” action star, will The Prince– or any other action movie he makes from now on- really be worth a watch? I know I’d find it hard to enjoy Willis punching dudes in the face if I knew, deep down, that his heart wasn’t really into it.