Are these your first EXPENDABELLES?

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While every single explosion possible is being purchased for the third Expendables film, there’s a spin-off on the horizon. The Expendabelles is that film, an all-ladies action extravanganza that will star the best ass-kickers without a Y chromosome from history.

And right now, the following ladies are in talks to star in that movie.

Cameron Diaz arrives at JFK airport in NYC

According to Standart via Deadline, Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are being approached to headline the movie. Avi Lerner, Mark Gill, Julie Kroll and Heidi Jo Markel will produce, with Trevor Short executive producing the flick. Lerner let slip a few more details, such as the movie being produced in Bulgaria:

The action movie will be spectacular – and in nothing inferior to the three male movies of the “The Expendables.” There will be battles, special and visual effects and stunts – the spectacle will be equivalent to what Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis and Jean Claude van Damme have done … Two excellent screenwriters are already working on the picture. Now we are in search of a female director.

Those screenwriters that Lerner mentioned? They’re Legally Blonde’s Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and that the ladies involved would be facing some rich bastard in Brunei. I could see Diaz and Jovovich as Expendabelles, but Streep is a hard sell for me. Which ass-kicking lady would you dig to see get a chance in this film?

Last Updated: October 28, 2013

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