After proving her ass-kicking chops in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire earlier this year, Gina Carano will now get a chance to headline the untitled female spin-off of The Expendables. Variety reports that Dutch Southern has written the script and several unnamed actresses are also in negotiations.
Producer Adi Shankar said of the casting: “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,” he said.
This is a solid start in terms of the cast and it will be interesting to see who comes on board in the coming weeks. The main appeal of The Expendables franchise is obviously the cast of legendary action stars who rose to fame over the past three decades. So will the Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich and Sigourney Weavers of the world, please stand up? Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Carano is keeping busy as she is set to appear in the upcoming Fast & Furious 6 movie and will also star in the actioner In The Blood.
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