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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gina Carano to lead female version of The Expendables

This was rumored a couple months ago and I don't think I talked about it. Basically they were talking about doing a female version of The Expendables. Collider had a fantasy cast that I saw back in August, but now we have confirmation that one of their wish girls has been cast to lead the rest of the ladies. That girl is none other than former American Gladiators star Gina Carano.

Carano was most recently seen in the 2011 film Haywire and is currently filming the 6th film in the Fast and Furious franchise. Also as I mentioned before she was one of the stars in the attempted 2008 return of American Gladiators.

As far as the rest of the fantasy cast Collider put together, click the jump to see the other girls they listed.

Linda Hamilton (Terminator)
Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction)
Sigourney Weaver (Alien)
Carrie Fisher (Star Wars)
Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Fifth Element)
Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider, Wanted)
Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious, Resident Evil)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Summer Glau (Firefly)
Carrie Anne Moss (The Matrix)

Other girls they mention are Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse), Zoe Bell (Whip It), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess). They also mentioned Gina Carano but she has been confirmed so at least one wish came true so far.

As for the list... I think the most badass chicks they could put in this thing (since it is happening) are Lucy Lawless, Sigourney Weaver, and Michelle Rodriguez.
Girls who have been overlooked so far who might work well in a movie like this, IMO:

Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers, Saw)
Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Total Recall)
Ali Larter (Final Destination, Resident Evil)
Lucy Liu (Kill Bill)
Rose McGowan (Planet Terror)
Pam Grier (Foxy Brown)
Jennifer Garner (Alias)
Helen Mirren (come on, she was a badass in RED)
Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers, Whip It)
Zihi Zhang (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
Salma Hayek (Savages, Wild Wild West)
Rosario Dawson (Sin City)

Any of those girls have proven they have the ability to be crazy bitches but still be beautiful. That is key when it comes to female action stars. With The Expendables it was purely about testosterone and explosions. To get people in the theaters for a female version you are going to have to put some hot but dangerous girls in there.

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