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The MMA fighter-cum-actress, who made her feature debut in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, will headline the untitled film, set up by Adi Shankar’s company 1984 Private Defense Contractors.
A number of other female genre staples are said to be also in talks for the film, penned by Dutch Southern.
“I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it,” Shankar said. “It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.”
Carano has a choc-a-bloc year ahead — she’s also set for The Fast and the Furious 6 and In the Blood.