Gina Carano joins female Expendables project

Ever since producer Adi Shankar announced that he would be assembling an all-new cast of badasses for a female slant on The Expendables , critics and fans alike have been speculating as to who might fit the bill.

As well as shouts for Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver and Angelina Jolie, there has been plenty of love for former MMA star Gina Carano, who turns out to have become the first star to officially sign on to the project.

Carano recently won plenty of plaudits for her all-action role in Steven Soderberg’s Haywire , where she more than held her own alongside the likes of Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas and Ewan McGregor. Shankar clearly liked what he saw…

“I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it,” said the producer. “It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.”

No word as yet as to when we can expect the film to hit cinemas, although screenwriter Dutch Southern is currently hard at work on the script. As to who will be next to join the cast, feel free to speculate below…

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