[Movies] Robert Luketic To Direct The ExpendaBelles Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.06.2014
A female version of The Expendables...
Deadline reports that Robert Luketic will direct The ExpendaBelles, the female version of Millennium Films' franchise The Expendables. He will once again work with writers Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah after Legally Blonde. The film will begin shooting this summer and casting will begin soon.
Here's a synopsis: When America's Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world's top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing as the right man for the job and that this is a mission so impossible that only women can handle it. The only way in: some of the world's deadliest female operatives must pose as high-class call-girls shipped in by private plane to satisfy a dictator–and instead save the scientist and the day.
The film will be produced by Sylvester Stallone and Kevin King. Heidi Jo Markel, Julie Kroll, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Mark Gill will executive produce.
In an interview with The Standart last fall, Lerner said he was in talks with Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich. No one has been set yet as they are coming up with a short list.