Gina Carano joins female Expendables project

She’s the first name on the team-sheet

Ever since producer Adi Shankar announced that he would be assembling an all-new cast of badasses for a female slant on The Expendables, critics and fans alike have been speculating as to who might fit the bill.

As well as shouts for Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver and Angelina Jolie, there has been plenty of love for former MMA star Gina Carano, who turns out to have become the first star to officially sign on to the project.

Carano recently won plenty of plaudits for her all-action role in Steven Soderberg’s Haywire, where she more than held her own alongside the likes of Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas and Ewan McGregor. Shankar clearly liked what he saw…

“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," said the producer. "It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba."

No word as yet as to when we can expect the film to hit cinemas, although screenwriter Dutch Southern is currently hard at work on the script. As to who will be next to join the cast, feel free to speculate below…

Who would you like to see join Carano? Tell us, below!


    • CaptainCrazy

      Sep 26th 2012, 7:40

      Like I said before - Rothrock must be onboard, accept no substitutes.

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    • geekybaz

      Sep 26th 2012, 9:52

      Jamie Lee Curtis is a must. Also, someone has to call her "Doris" during the movie.

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    • Shogun

      Sep 26th 2012, 10:26

      As well as the 3 mentioned in the article i'd have to say: Summer Glau (Sarah Connor Chronicles, Serenity) Jeeja Yanin (Chocolate, Raging Pheonix) Milla Jovovich (Fifth Element) Maggie Q (Nikita) Halle Berry (X-Men) Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Girlfight) Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) Cynthia Rothrock (China o' Brien) If i didn't find her so irritating i'd say Uma Thurman too.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 26th 2012, 11:13

      Miriam Margoyles? She kicked Arnie's a*s in End of Days

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 26th 2012, 12:49

      (insert massive list of retro action female stars here)

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 26th 2012, 19:43

      Brigitte Nielson.

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    • M8goo

      Sep 28th 2012, 18:21

      couldnt they just ram raid the same retirement home for has been actions stars they did for the male expendables? or are hollywood retirement homes single sex?

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