Cameron Diaz could soon prove she’s one tough belle…
The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress is one of the high-profile actresses being courted for The ExpendaBelles, the all-female version of Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables franchise.
In addition to the former Charlie’s Angels star, Millennium Films‘ chief Avi Lerner tells Bulgaria’s press Standart that he’s also courting Meryl Streep and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich for the project.
The action film is expected to begin shooting in Bulgaria in the near future, once Lerner secures a female director to helm the project.
The script is written by Legally Blonde scribes Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.
When the film was first announced last year, The Expendables 2 director Simon West offered his thoughts on his favorite actresses to join cast, “It would be Angelina Jolie, Diaz, Jovovich, the list goes on. Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis would be great.”
Envisioning the female gang as “seven or eight women mercenaries,” he said they would not be a direct replacement of Sly and co. in the franchise.
“No, it would be running parallel,” he said. “They would meet up and then they would fight and they would join up and save each other.”