'Haywire' Star Gina Carano First to Join Female 'Expendables' Movie
Kicking off an acting career with the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's action thriller Haywire wasn't a bad way to go, but now MMA fighter Gina Carano is really kicking her big screen presence into overdrive. Not only will we see her kick ass alongside Dwayne Johnson and The Fast and the Furious 6, but now Variety reports she's the first to join the gestating female take on The Expendables. The new project from The Grey and Killing Them Softly producer Adi Shankar and his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production banner was announced last month, and it sounds like the flick coming together pretty quickly. More below!
The film doesn't have a title yet (The Sexpendables is probably a little too chauvinistic or already taken by a porn parody), but Shankar is financing it himself. Talks are still ongoing with some unnamed female talent for what will hopefully be an impressive ensemble cast packing just as much estrogen as the testosterone fueled franchise led by Sylvester Stallone and his rag tag team of action veterans. Our dream cast previously included Sigourney Weaver, Milla Jovovich, Kate Beckinsale, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucy Lawless, Linda Hamilton, Uma Thurman, Zoe Saldana and Michelle Yeoh. I'd like to throw Angelina Jolie in there, but I just don't think this is her cup of tea anymore. Any other suggestions?