An All-Female ‘Expendables': It’s Happening

Expendables.651x113.jpg’s own Aly Semigran is about to get her greatest wish: An all-female version of the hit franchise The Expendables — the action star-packed testosterone-fest starring, well, just about everybody — will officially be backed by The Grey producer Adi Shankar. Variety has confirmed that Shankar’s banner, 1984 Private Defense Contractors, has tapped Dutch Southern to write the script, and that the company is already in talks with several bankable actresses.

Earlier this week, released a list of our own picks to star in a then-theoretical female version of the franchise, which features the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Bruce Willis. Topping our list were Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton, and Haywire‘s breakout star Gina Carano, as well as Jane Fonda, Pam Grier, and Angelina Jolie.

An impressive roster for sure, but hear me out — since The Expendables 2 took a chance on pretty boy Liam Hemsworth, shouldn’t the female version hire his newly punk-rock fiancée, Miley Cyrus? Think about it. It totally works.

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Television Editor Shaunna Murphy was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey. Largely shunned by her peers, she struck up friendships with the likes of Buffy Summers and the X-Men in their stead. After graduating from NYU where she studied political journalism, she moved to Los Angeles when she realized that writing about reality TV is a much nobler pursuit. She now lives in New York, again, with her two cats — Arya Stark and Joffrey Baratheon.