Luketic Shepherding The Expendabelles

By Drax Largo on February 6th, 2014

Director Robert Luketic is reuniting with his Legally Blonde screenwriters, Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, for The Expendabelles - the estrogen equivalent of The Expendables.

The official 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 casting has yet to begin, and executive producer Avi Lerner said in an interview last fall that he was in talks with Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich. Hard to say if any of those long shots will happen (probably not) but stranger things have happened.

Still no word on when production is scheduled to begin.