Will Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich be ExpendaBelles?
October 26, 2013
A little over a year ago, news broke that Millennium Films, the company behind The Expendables and The Expendables 2, was working on a spin-off titled ExpendaBelles. It was also revealed that Avi Lerner, Mark Gill, Julie Kroll and Heidi Jo Markel would produce, with Trevor Short executive producing.
Now Lerner has revealed a bit more about the project to Standart (via Deadline). The producer told the site that Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are in talks to star in the movie, which will film in Bulgaria.
They quote Lerner as saying, "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 two screenwriters are Legally Blonde writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. He added that the story will take place in Brunei - the ladies will be facing a villain in one of the richest countries of the world.
Lerner is also in negotiations with other actresses to play roles in the film.