Pierce Brosnan wants to appear in 'The Expendables 4'.

The actor has confirmed he approached producer Avi Lerner about a potential role in the next instalment of Lionsgate's star-studded action franchise alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and co.

He told ComingSoon.net: ''I said, 'If it works out and you have a good script, Avi, you know where to find me if you still want me.' It's as simple as that really.''

The 61-year-old star added: ''Sylvester Stallone is the one that's given us these wonderful platforms for actors who have and had careers to go play and have fun and to entertain. To bring a bunch of guys together who saved the world, fought the bad guys, and put them all on the same stage, that's crazy good.''

The British star would fit in with the rest of the cast perfectly after cutting his teeth playing secret agent 007 in four 'James Bond' films, and he claims he misses the thrill of no-nonsense action blockbusters.

He added: ''It's just about entertainment. Avi is somebody I've heard about and his movies always have big brash entertainment value to them. You can really change the world and that's great, but 'The Expendables'? Yeah, I'd love to do 'The Expendables.' It's just a kick in the pants.''

'The Expendables' was initially released in 2010 and the third instalment will be released in August this year, starring Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li, who reprise their roles as leaders of the titular group of mercenaries Barney Ross, second-in-command Lee Christmas and martial arts specialist Yin Yang, respectively.