EXPENDABLES Styled Action Film with Female-Led Cast in the Works
Published: August 17, 2012 - 7:59pm
Indie production house 1984 Private Defense Contractors will try to mimic the financial success of the testosterone-fueled Expendables films in an upcoming project featuring a cast of hard-hitting female stars.
The recent insurgence of female-led action films like The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman and Haywire (starring Gina Carano - pictured to the right) have helped give the go ahead to the project, which Dutch Southern has been hired to pen the screenplay for. Southern worked with 1984 Private Defense Contractors recently when the company bought his spec script Hoof Harrington's Greatest Hits, a Snatch styled hitman movie described as "Die Hard meets Wes Anderson".
The company has also co-financed several projects this year including Joe Carnahan's The Grey, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher and the upcoming Brad Pitt vehicle Killing Them Softly.