Shalom Life | March 31, 2015

Female-Led ‘The Expendables’ in Production, Casting Begins

Adi Shankar is backing an all female star-studded ‘Expendables’ inspired action flick

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: August 19th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Female-Led ‘The Expendables’ in Production, Casting Begins

‘The Expendables 2’, starring many of Hollywood’s action elite, burst into the box office this past Friday. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Jason Statham, this action flick is every macho man’s wet dream.

So who would be cast in an all-female action-packed Blockbuster?

Adi Shankar’s banner, 1984 Private Defense Contractors, has just secured Dutch Southern to write an ‘Expendables’-inspired project, and is already “in talks with several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre,” according to Variety.

Casting rumors are running wild in cyberspace with speculations as to who these supposed “actresses affiliated with the action genre” could be.

Will they be recent action heroes such as Milla Jovovich (“Resident Evil’), Kate Beckinsale (‘Underworld’) or Summer Glau (‘Firefly’)? Or will casting directors consider classic action stars including Carrie Fisher (‘Star Wars’), Sigourney Weaver (‘Alien’), or Linda Hamilton (‘The Terminator 2:Judgment Day’)?

Considering ‘The Expendables’ is an even mixture of both new and old, it would be a safe assumption that Shankar’s picture will utilize the same successful formula.

Our vote is for Carrie Fisher and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Buffy destroyed hundreds of supernatural creatures and humans alike… I think a decade later, she is still fit enough to defeat Linda Hamilton, at the very least. And Carrie Fisher is Princess Leia. Enough said.

Here's Every Jew and Israel Joke Trevor Noah Has Made on Social Media Here's Every Jew and Israel Joke Trevor Noah Has Made on Social Media TrendingBuzzFeed's "11 Things Jewish Friends Just Get" Is Actually Pretty Jokes [VIDEO] BuzzFeed's "11 Things Jewish Friends Just Get" Is Actually Pretty Jokes [VIDEO] TrendingUJA’s Women’s Philanthropy Celebrates Launch of the Bathurst Street Kitchen Cookbook UJA’s Women’s Philanthropy Celebrates Launch of the Bathurst Street Kitchen Cookbook Trending
 

Study: Israeli Women Believe Being A Female Breadwinner is "Unfeminine"

March 31, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Study: Israeli Women Believe Being A Female Breadwinner is "Unfeminine"

In a recent study at the University of Haifa, women admitted to working unpaid hours, and performing unpaid tasks, believing that asking for equal pay is seen to be as unfeminine

Read More

Wonderful Initiative Helps Over 100 Orphaned Boys Celebrate Bar Mitzvah Together

March 31, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Wonderful Initiative Helps Over 100 Orphaned Boys Celebrate Bar Mitzvah Together

Colel Chabad organization holds event at Western Wall and International Convention Center in Jerusalem

Read More

New Toronto Marketing Agency Finds the Most Influential Social Media Users to Effectively Market Your Brand

March 31, 2015 | By Sy Berg
New Toronto Marketing Agency Finds the Most Influential Social Media Users to Effectively Market Your Brand

Using a complex algorithm, The Leaders are able to recruit users with high rankings on social media, and utilize their influence to increase brand recognition for clients like Google and L'Oreal

Read More

5,000-Year-Old Beer-Making Pottery Discovered in Central Tel Aviv

March 31, 2015 | By Itay Blumenthal
5,000-Year-Old Beer-Making Pottery Discovered in Central Tel Aviv

Archaeologist: 'Tel Aviv has been city that never sleeps for thousands of years'

Read More

Here's Every Jew and Israel Joke Trevor Noah Has Made on Social Media

March 31, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Here's Every Jew and Israel Joke Trevor Noah Has Made on Social Media

People are furious with the South African comedian tapped as Jon Stewart's replacement for 'The Daily Show'

Read More

ADL: 21% Increase in anti-Semitism Across the U.S.

March 31, 2015 | By JNS.org
ADL: 21% Increase in anti-Semitism Across the U.S.

anti-Semitic incidents rose substantially from 2013 to 2014, says the Anti-Defamation League

Read More

The Iron Dome of Jewish Leadership

March 30, 2015 | By Ambassador Danny Ayalon
The Iron Dome of Jewish Leadership

Yeshiva University has created an "Iron Dome" of Jewish leadership, arming a generation of young men/women with the skills they need to tackle any religious, societal, or communal challenge that lies ahead

Read More

More Headlines