March 5th, 2012
04:34 PM ET
As much as we love the "Ocean's" dream team that includes Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and of course Don Cheadle, the 47-year-old actor himself says the franchise has likely reached its end.
"I think that was put to bed," Cheadle tells us of the possibility of another "Ocean's" movie. "And I think if we do bring it back, you know, we should do it in reverse. We should do 'Ocean's 9' next, and then eight, [and then] seven, and just knock off a character as we go down until there`s just two left. It should be a battle to the death."
We'd pay to see that, but we're not holding our breath for a release date. And, unfortunately for Easy Rawlins fans, Cheadle's not going to portray Mouse on the small screen. (Last fall, there was a report that NBC was working on adapting the Walter Mosley character Easy Rawlins for television).
"Yeah, that was something that came up potentially to do, but it’s since kind of gone away," Cheadle says. "But I love that character. I don’t know that I would want to revisit him, I’ve kind of been there, done that, but I really dug doing that. I had a good experience with him."
But you can catch Cheadle on Showtime's "House of Lies," in which he plays the morally bankrupt consultant Marty Kaan.
"He's a very complicated cat, which is interesting to play. He’ll do what he has to do to get the job done. He’s not above lying, cheating, stealing, throwing a friend under the bus...whatever it takes," Cheadle says. "I think that the show very deftly goes to places that are hilarious, and funny, and sometimes borderline slapstick. And they can get very serious at the same time, and cover that spectrum pretty deftly in 30 minutes. That’s pretty amazing actually."
"House of Lies," which has been picked up for a second season, airs Sundays on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET.
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