Meryl Streep Might Star in Female 'Expendables' Spinoff, Would Be the Best Action Heroine Ever
Well this makes us more excited than anything: Meryl Streep is being eyed for The ExpendaBelles , a female-centered spin-off of the blockbuster Expendables films. That's right, world: Meryl Streep as an action hero. It's like a dream we didn't know we had but now it is ALL THAT WE WANT.
According to Deadline Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, and Milla Jovovich are reportedly all in negotiations to star in what has officially become our most-anticipated hypothetical future action film.
Avi Lerner, founder of Millennium Films — the company behind the Expendables films, which have starred dude-stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, and others — spoke to the Bulgarian press about the project (we don't even know), and we started quietly hyperventilating to ourselves right around the time he mentioned Meryl Streep's name. But what else is new?
Oh, and did we mention they're looking for a female director?
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.
Praise glory be hallelujah. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are great. But Meryl Streep?!?!?!
Granted, we have no idea if she'll say yes yet, so it's probably best to temper our excitement and just — NOPE. Too Late.
AS AN ACTION HERO.