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A Female Expendables?
Dutch Southern is writing the script...

19 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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A Female Expendables?

As the Expendables return to cinemas, someone is of the belief that while Sly, Arnie and the rest are fine as they stand (and shoot, and run, and jump), what’s really missing from their testosterone-fuelled adventures are a few tough women to show them how it’s done. Now Adi Shankar and his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production company has hired Black List writer Dutch Southern to work on a female take on the hero team.

Variety reports that Shankar’s company, which previously backed the likes of The Grey and Machine Gun Preacher, is lining up to fully finance the film and has already begun sounding out prominent actresses associated with the action genre. So there’s a chance we could see the likes of Linda Hamilton, Cynthia Rothrock, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Anne Moss, and young bloods such as Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano and even Summer Glau involved. Of course, it’s all at a very early stage, so any casting right now is merely wish-fulfilment.

Southern has some experience with action, having penned Hoof Harrington’s Greatest Hits, described as the tale of a semi-retired hit man that blends Die Hard with Wes Anderson’s style.

As to the new movie, send us your dream casting lists in the comments or over on the Twitter feed…


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RE: RE:
Christ its like Look Who's Talking all over again. EXPENDADOGS! More

Posted by UTB at 10:35 on 21 August 2012 | Report This Post

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I'd watch it! More

Posted by Sandros at 09:07 on 21 August 2012 | Report This Post

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I agree with Avengers12 - the women would need to be able to look like they can handle themselves, the actions scenes have to be convincing - would be nothing worse than having fight scenes where the actor/actress looks fake (not a gender specific problem!) (BTW: the blonde woman in Death Proof is Zoe Bell) Weaver and Hamilton are no-brainers and I would have them as the leads. The team would have Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Milla Jovovich, Gina Carano For the villians, t More

Posted by Steviepunk at 18:04 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

No to Michelle Rodriguez. Her bad girl schtick wore thin ages ago. I'd go for Hamilton, Weaver, Rothrock, Yeoh, Moss, Gina Davis and maybe Carano. More

Posted by LSJShez at 14:55 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

One week of the month, you don't wanna cross 'em
Linda Hamilton, The Leader Sigourney Weaver, the Survivor Grace Jones, the crazy Zoe Saldana, the muscle Michelle Pfeiffer, the brains Sophie Marceau, the vilain (?) Jamie Lee Curtis, knife expert Jessica Biel, the IT expert Michelle Yeoh, the martial arts expert Jennifer Lawrence, the new Kid Kathryn Bigelow, Explosives expert More

Posted by ErsiK at 12:34 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

chick expendables..??
Hmmm..it should however feature those who truly looks CONVINCING kickin' ass and that EX-cluding Uma Thurman, in Kill Bill. the ones that truly convince me she's a true baddass ON SCREEN are: - Linda Hamilton (T2) - Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) - Michelle Yeoh (Supercop 2) - Michelle Rodriguez (Girl Fight) - that blonde girl from Death Proof (she's a real stunt woman) - and of course...GINA CARANO (Haywire) More

Posted by Avengers12 at 11:50 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

These looked convincing shooting guns and kicking ass
Linda Hamilton, Demi Moore, Kate Beckinsale, Carrier-Ann Moss, Gina Carano, Zoey Saldana, Renee Russo, Hale Berry, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Yeoh... Oh and Chloe Moretz But only if Chuck allows it. More

Posted by Gouken at 10:55 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

Don't forget Sigourney Weaver More

Posted by newblue11 at 10:47 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Female Expendables
THANK YOU! I was wondering how they could skip Michelle Yeoh & Zhang Ziyi And it will be SO awesome to see Carrie-Anne Moss ass kicking again! More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 02:41 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

Female Expendables
Demi Moore, Linda Hamilton, Cynthia Rothrock, Carrie Anne Moss, Michelle Yeoh, Rene Russo, Gina Davies, Gina Gershon, Zhang Ziyi, Gina Carano to play the expendables. Sharon Stone could be play the Villain And then a cameo by Pam Grier. More

Posted by IKEOBI at 23:36 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

The TItle?
PUSSY RIOT! More

Posted by BenTramer at 22:12 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

Tag line:
They picked the wrong week to mess with these women! More

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The Disposables More

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