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.
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Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich Will Lead ‘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 was released in 2015.

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  • superman81 • 2 years ago

    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.

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    • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

      oh this gonna be awesome

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        @gito u forgot jolie, annister, wide, hathaway

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        • gretababy1 • 2 years ago

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

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          • gito • 2 years ago

            My Expendabelles Cast!!!

            Milla Jovovich

            Uma Thurman

            Sigourney Weaver

            Michelle Rodriguez

            Geena Davis

            Scarlett Johansson

            Danai Gurira

            Kate Beckinsale

            Jessica Biel

            Rhona Mitra

            Chloë Grace Moretz

            Jennifer Garner

            Julianne Moore

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            • mka47 • 2 years ago

              ......

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              • gumperman • 2 years ago

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

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                • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                  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..

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                  • stefanos • 2 years ago

                    Interesting!

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                    • the-wolverine • 2 years ago

                      These losers should get something better to do.

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                      • instead8909 • 2 years ago

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

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                        • Jainit-Kapadia • 2 years ago

                          Please add Michelle Rodriguez

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                          • lancelievense • 2 years ago

                            Like the cast

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                            • vampire2000 • 2 years ago

                              I can't f*cking wait! Haha.

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                              • cheetoboy • 2 years ago

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

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                                • ibritboys • 2 years ago

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

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                                  • adamsandlerfggot69 • 2 years ago

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

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                                    • agentblue • 2 years ago

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

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                                      • Emma-Jacobi • 2 years ago

                                        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!

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                                        • Celestialforthcoming • 2 years ago

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

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