Robert Luketic ("The Ugly Truth," "Killers," "21") has come aboard to direct "The ExpendaBelles," the female counterpart to the Millennium Films franchise "The Expendables".
The story follows an elite group of highly trained female mercenaries brought together for a covert hostage rescue mission. Once behind enemy lines, they discover that they will also need to topple an evil dictator bent on world domination.
No casting is yet set despite a bunch of rumored names including Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich.
This re-teams Luketic with his "Legally Blonde" scribes Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah who've penned the female action comedy spinoff. Sylvester Stallone and Kevin King will produce and shooting is slated to begin this Summer.