'Haywire' Star Gina Carano First to Join Female 'Expendables' Movie

September 24, 2012
Source: Variety

Gina Carano

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?

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Chloe Moretz

Matt Peloquin on Sep 24, 2012


Yeaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!! Love that girl lol

Daniel Vu Tran on Sep 24, 2012


Katee Sackhoff

KEN HUNTER on Sep 24, 2012


After seeing the girl in E2 hold up her end without being a lame sex symbol or wannabe tough-girl archetype, I wondered what it would be like to have two series' running side-by-side, or at least have a male vs. female conflict in one of them. That proposed cast is interesting. Dunno about Lucy Lawless... then again I never saw Xena.

OfficialJab on Sep 24, 2012


It was a bit of a tepid suggested love story with her liking Stallone's character, but agreed that it was good she was neither sex symbol nor wannabe, just a professional through and through.

Apocryphon on Sep 24, 2012


Looks like my idea is taking off. And Gina was one of my guesses.

Craig Kandiko on Sep 24, 2012


Thats a baaaaaddd bitch

Cody W on Sep 24, 2012


Michelle Obama? LMFAO

Daniel Vu Tran on Sep 24, 2012


Little bit older but it would be nice to see Pam Grier and Cynthia Rothrock again.

Jer S on Sep 24, 2012


Cynthia is old schooooool. loved the cute vixen.

mooreworthy on Sep 24, 2012


Zoe Bell.

grimjob on Sep 24, 2012


Umm where the hell is GINA DAVIS on anybody's list!!!!??? THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT anyone! She's the one that pretty much jump started the badass spy women genre. Love her!

CrAzy Olphant on Sep 25, 2012


Good call, she's awesome.

grimjob on Sep 25, 2012


thought it was Geena Davis.... I'm a ball buster ain't i....

TheRagingCajun on Sep 26, 2012


Ha! I knew Gina didn't look right.

grimjob on Sep 26, 2012


Carrie-Anne Moss, of course. Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Leelee Sobieski, Diora Baird, Sienna Miller, Olivia Munn, Zooey Deschanel, Stephanie Jacobsen, Summer Glau, Jordana Brewster, Sarah Shahi, Alison Lohman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Missy Peregrym, Krysten Ritter, Lisa Marie, Sheri Moon Zombie, Mini Anden, Yvonne Strahovski, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Minka Kelly, Emma Stone, Liv Tyler, Emma de Caunes, Anna Friel, Paz Vega, Asia Argento, Sienna Guillory, Leslie Bibb, Angie Cepeda, Tricia Helfer, Rie Rasmussen, Ivana Milicevic, Radha Mitchell, Deepika Padukone, Lena Headey, Elodie Bouchez, Roselyn Sanchez, Vanessa Paradis, Rebecca Romijn, Thandie Newton, Paula Patton, Angie Harmon, Hayley Atwell, Gal Gadot, Anne Hathaway, Maggie Q, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Alicia Keys, Gina Bellman, Elizabeth Hurley, Marisa Tomei, Bridget Fonda, Virginia Madsen, Deborah Kara Unger, Kathleen Quinlan, Susan Sarandon, Marguerite Moreau, Tania Raymonde, Louise Bourgoin, Phoebe Cates aaaaand Anna Chlumsky (or Emma Watson).

Sinemaestro on Sep 24, 2012


Are you sure that this is not your "fap" list?

Informed Citizen on Sep 24, 2012


Mila Kunis and Emma Watson. Ya, its a fap list alright.

LosZombies on Sep 25, 2012


Rhona Mitra, Famke Janssen, Rosario Dawson and Maggie Q would be other good choices. And make Charlie Sheen (who better to be around multitudes of beautiful women) and Bai Ling the villains.

Ron on Sep 24, 2012


MAGGIE Q!!! She throws down every Friday Night on CW's Nikita!!!

Vic on Sep 24, 2012


Gina Carano was my pick for sure. I'd also like to see Helen Mirren.

wudawg on Sep 24, 2012


"fap list"? unbelievable. i chose masculine actresses of all ages zone. not my favs. whatever.

Sinemaestro on Sep 25, 2012


About 1/4th of that list was masculine women dude.

Cody W on Sep 25, 2012


Sharon Stone, Ellen Barkin, Carrie-Ann Moss, Demi Moore, Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Chyna, Naomie Harris and Queen Latifah as "The Fat Dike". As the movie's bad girls: Angelina Jolie and Zoe Saldana! Definitely find a spot for Charlie Sheen and Chris Brown in there, a nice spot where they could get shredded to pieces by a flaming crane that shoots acid via a wrecking ball.....that happens to have spikes on it, covered with blood.....blood that has aids in it. Oh and Judi Dench makes the tatoos at the biker hang out!

TheRagingCajun on Sep 25, 2012


Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geena Davis, Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone, Zoe Saldana, Carrie-Ann Moss, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Salma Hayek, Lena Headey and Rebecca Romijn. Cameos of Hellen Mirren, Anjelica Huston, and Judy Dench

Fred on Sep 26, 2012

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