Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich Will Lead ‘Expendabelles’

Producer Avi Lerner reveals details behind this all-female spin-off of ‘The Expendables’. Shooting is expected to begin in Bulgaria soon.

Cameron Diaz will join Meryl Streep and Milla jovovich for Expendabelles
Cameron Diaz will join Meryl Streep and Milla jovovich for Expendabelles
We've known for quite some time that producer Avi Lerner and his Millennium/New Image studio have been planning to launch an all-female spin-off of their successful franchise The Expendables. Avi has now revealed three of the main cast members, which include Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich.

Titled Expendabelles, the film will begin shooting in the very near future. No production start date was mentioned, but it's believed to be kicking off in early 2014, with shooting to take place in Bulgaria's Boyana cinema center.

Here is what Lerner had to say about the project, claiming that it will be twice as action-packed as any of The Expendables sequels.

"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."

The story is set to take place in Brunei, with the women going up against a villain in the richest country in the world. Cameron Diaz is known or her action work in Charlie's Angels and its sequel. Milla Jovovich is one of Hollywood's biggest action stars with the highly successful Resident Evil franchise under her belt. Though, this will be the first big action picture for Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, known primarily for taking on dramas and lighthearted comedies.

Other actresses mentioned or rumored for the project include Gina Carano, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Yeoh and Sigourney Weaver. Its entirely possible that a Expendabelles Vs. The Expendables is on the way as well.

ExpendaBelles comes to theaters in 2015. The film is directed by Robert Luketic.

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Comments (24)

  1. Superman81

    I am sorry but Streep does not scream action movie star at all. She might be teh head of some department like Willis was but I dont see her out there fighting. Also Kristen Stewart is a joke and should not even be thought of when it comes to doing this movie. I still think it will bomb big time.

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  2. undeadslayer4

    oh this gonna be awesome

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @gito u forgot jolie, annister, wide, hathaway

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. Boo

    like this idea. women fight back. Hope Kristen Stewart, Gina Carano, Michelle Yeoh sign on

    1 year agoby @gretababy1Flag

  5. GITO

    My Expendabelles Cast!!!

    Milla Jovovich
    Uma Thurman
    Sigourney Weaver
    Michelle Rodriguez
    Geena Davis
    Scarlett Johansson
    Danai Gurira
    Kate Beckinsale
    Jessica Biel
    Rhona Mitra
    Chlo&#235 Grace Moretz
    Jennifer Garner
    Julianne Moore

    1 year agoby @gitoFlag

  6. Mka47


    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  7. gumperman

    Um, this doesn't sound very promising. It kind of sounds silly, but I might still see it. I'll wait for the trailer.

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  8. Nicholaus XX

    So, let me get this straight. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are going to be fighting alongside Meryl Streep/starring in yet another movie.

    This is bound to fail..

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. Stefanos


    1 year agoby @stefanosFlag

  10. the-wolverine

    These losers should get something better to do.

    1 year agoby @the-wolverineFlag

  11. WongFu

    I like the cast but I don't believe it until I see some hint of it.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  12. Jainit Kapadia

    Please add Michelle Rodriguez

    1 year agoby @Jainit-KapadiaFlag

  13. lance123

    Like the cast

    1 year agoby @lancelievenseFlag

  14. Vamp

    I can't f*cking wait! Haha.

    1 year agoby @vampire2000Flag

  15. Cheetoboy

    From what I heard, this is still just a rumor, but I really am hoping for it to be reality

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  16. i♥britboys

    where is the link to the producer's statement? I STRONGLY doubt Meryl is attached to this crap

    1 year agoby @ibritboysFlag

  17. Adamsandlerfggot69

    More slo-mo Milla Jovovich killing things like it's too easy? No thanks.

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  18. AgentBlue

    Replace Streep with sigourney weaver and add Kate Beskinsale and it will be an awesome movie!!!!

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  19. Emma Jacobi

    Wow, what an awesome idea and one that I don't understand hasn't been made before. Genius idea for Meryl. Love the rest of the cast. Stewart, Yeoh and Weaver all excellent!

    1 year agoby @Emma-JacobiFlag

  20. Celestialforthcoming

    it would be fun to see Streep blasting everyone away with a high-powered machine gun.

    1 year agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  21. Replicant

    Well I was ready to dismiss this just as fast I did the male Expendables, but Meryl Streep? I'm curious now.

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Streep? LOL!

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Keith Carnes

    Gotta admit it; this movie sounds good. I like all three actresses (Meryl Streep being the best). I'm NOT a fan of spin-offs, but like I said this one sounds good.

    1 year agoby @Keith-CarnesFlag

  24. JasonKat

    Milla Jovovich, leading... go figures, lolz

    1 year agoby @jasonkatFlag

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