Producer Adi Shankar has cast the first actress in what he describes as the female version of “The Expendables”. Gina Carano, who starred in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” earlier this year has been cast in the film. She will also star along side Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker in “Fast and Furious 6”.

No other names have been announced. But, one has to imagine Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”), Milla Jovovich (“Resident Evil”) and Kate Beckinsale (“Total Recall”) have to be at the top of their lists. You’d also have to include Zoe Saldana if I was in charge of the film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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