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Female Expendables has Lead

Haywire Star to Lead the Team

By Robert T. Trate     September 25, 2012
Source: Collider.com/ Variety


A female version of Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables (no relation to the project) is in the works. Variety and Collider.com are reporting that Haywire star Gina Carano is in talks to take the lead. Adi Shankar is leading the production and had this to say to Variety:

“I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of ‘The Expendables’ without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.”
Carano certainly fits the project in terms of action and looks. However, a film to rival Stallone’s would have to feature classic female action stars. Sigourney Weaver and Uma Thurman are the first two to come to mind.
Maniacs, who do you want to see in a Female Expendables movie?


Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.


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phantomx69 9/25/2012 7:14:40 AM

this could get intresting.

jedibanner 9/25/2012 7:15:16 AM

Linda Hamilton should be in there too.

phantomx69 9/25/2012 7:16:53 AM

gina davis has to be in this as well

samurai1138 9/25/2012 7:24:16 AM

 Brigette Neilson and Grace Jones!

Moz72 9/25/2012 7:27:13 AM

ROB: "..a film to revival Stallone’s"..it's RIVAL.

Agree with Jedi about Linda Hamilton. Also need Kristanna Lokken, Maggie Q,and Yancy Butler

monkeyfoot 9/25/2012 8:04:18 AM

I love the sight of her and her fighting skills but so far Carano hasn't demonstrated great acting skills. She definitely should be in it but I think a seasoned actress should be the lead.

FrozenFear 9/25/2012 8:11:37 AM

Agreed with monkeyfoot. Jet Li is awesome, but you'll notice he's third billed in the Expendables.

TheDarksmyth 9/25/2012 8:28:55 AM

This has the potential to go either way. It could end up being a great take on the Expendables franchise or it can fall into the realm of Charlies Angel's. I'd be more confident if it was in the hands of Robert Rodriguez or Tarantino. NOT falling into the vein of a 70's revenge flick either I have to add. On top of that it would naturally have to include some male presence, statistaclly speaking an all female cast may do well with male audiences but female? I'm not sure, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there hast to be some studio survey or finding on that with regards to film.

That said... Star Wish List Includes but not limited to:

Sirgourney Weaver

Linda Hamilton

Pam Grier

Lucy Lawless

Milla Jovovich

Kate Beckinsale

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Uma Thurman

Michelle Yeoh

Maggie Q

Gina Carano

Summer Glau


Special Guest Star Angelina Jolie because its no way you'd get her to be an ensemble cast and which ever side of the hate/love club you fall on for her you have to admit she has done a lot of female lead action to fall in the category of what the Expendables franchise represents.

I dont know about Keira Knightly or Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler. Some of these female leads, like Jolie I dont see agreeing to be a part of an ensemble cast of supposed rival female leads. Plus being Expendables was a reunting of old actions stars a lot of these other female stars may not want to be considered old timer action stars for their image sake.

Mythos 9/25/2012 9:02:19 AM

dont forget that martial arts legend Cynthia Rothrock she was a true female action star that did alot of her own stunts.

violator14 9/25/2012 9:12:57 AM

As long as there is a huge naked mud-fight scene w/ all of them, I'm in.

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