That’s right – a LADY version of ‘The Expendables’ is coming, and Sylvester Stallone wants Weaver to lead them.
We’ve heard for a while that this could be a possibility but like everything else in Hollywood, I and many others said, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Well, now it looks like Stallone is calling our bluff because he and producer Avi Lerner told THR that this will indeed happen.
“We’re going to do it at the beginning of next year. We are writing the final lines of the script, we’ve got lots of ideas about who is going to be in it,” said Lerner, and Stallone said he already has their leader in mind for what is being called The Expendabelles.
Stallone really wants Sigourney Weaver to lead The Expendabelles and said the tie-in could come from making her his onscreen wife, but he’s still trying to figure out how this will happen. “With The Expendabelles we’ve got a situation where we’re in unchartered waters. Do we put all women actresses together, would that really work? Or do we have some women who are actually really known to be tough fighters?” he said, hinting that the plot could see Weaver get half The Expendables team as part of a messy divorce. “So she’d get the house, the kids and my mercenaries!” Well, at least we know that Weaver would be down to reprise her role as Ripley if she gets a good enough script, so maybe she’s ready to get back in action and lead a new team of female badasses.
Luckily for Stallone there’s a plethora of females who kick ass these days, and of course names like Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux), Michelle Rodriguez (Machete), and Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) are being thrown around as the news spreads. I’d even go further and include Gina Torres (“Firefly”), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil film franchise), Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angels), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth on “Game Of Thrones”), Vivica A. Fox and Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 3 and 4), and for some reason I really wanna see Gina Carano and Pamela Adlon (“Californication”) bust some ass as an Expendabelle.
I would also LOVE to see Zoe Bell (Death Proof) as part of the cast; she’s been Thurman’s stunt double for years (including on the aforementioned Kill Bill films) and she’s one hell of an actress and a fun lady to boot!
A production start date is scheduled for 2015 and I am UBER excited! Here’s a plot synopsis that was making the rounds, but keep in mind, this could be updated before filming gets underway:
When America’s Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world’s top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing as the right man for the job and that this is a mission so impossible that only women can handle it. The only way in: some of the world’s deadliest female operatives must pose as high-class call-girls shipped in by private plane to satisfy a dictator–and instead save the scientist and the day.
What do you think? What kick-ass female would YOU like to see in The Expendabelles?
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