The Expendables series is expanding to include an all-female alternative to its testosterone-filled installments.
The ExpendaBelles already has a script in place, courtesy of Legally Blonde writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kristen Smith. Millennium Films exec and Expendables producer Avi Lerner announced plans to begin the search for a female director for the film. Information regarding potential cast members is already leaking. According to Deadline, during a recent interview in Bulgaria, Lerner revealed that Meryl Streep, Milla Jovovich and Cameron Diaz have entered negotiations for roles in the action flick. Diaz, who appeared in two Charlie’s Angels movies, and Jovovich, known for her involvement in the Resident Evil franchise, are not newcomers to the action genre. But Meryl Streep?
“The action movie will be spectacular and in [no way] inferior to the three male movies of The Expendables,” said Lerner. “There will be battles, special and visual effects and stunts. The spectacle will be equivalent to what Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis and Jean Claude van Damme have done.”
Who would you like to see cast in The ExpendaBelles?