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Tough Girls Unite: Jovovich in Talks for 'Expendables,' 'Fast & Furious 6' Star Rodriguez Rocks 'Machete Kills' Poster (TRAILER)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 31, 2013 at 4:20PM

As soon as Sylvester Stallone tweeted that he was looking for the "young" Sigourney Weaver, we knew that we wouldn't have to wait for "The Expendabelles" to see a femme tough action star join the "Expendables" universe. In fact, Lionsgate is priming the pump for that spin-off by adding a woman to its hitherto all-male "The Expendables" cast.
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Detail from the Michelle Rodriguez character poster for "Machete Kills"
Detail from the Michelle Rodriguez character poster for "Machete Kills"

As soon as Sylvester Stallone tweeted that he was looking for the "young" Sigourney Weaver, we knew that we wouldn't have to wait for "The Expendabelles" to see a femme tough action star join the "Expendables" universe.  In fact, Lionsgate is priming the pump for that spin-off by adding a woman to its hitherto all-male "The Expendables" cast.

Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich

So, arguably three women have current franchise-level followings on the kick-ass side: Michelle Rodriguez ("Fast & Furious"), Kate Beckinsale ("Underworld"), and "Resident" femme action star Milla Jovovich. So on a Lionsgate earnings call today CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that Jovovich is in talks to join new cast members Nic Cage ("Ghost Rider"), Wesley Snipes ("Mortal Combat") and Jackie Chan ("Rush Hour") on the next "Expendables," which starts filming in August with director Patrick Hughes ("Red Hill") for 2014 release.

Of course this only serves to remind us how much younger women are when they are considered to be veterans: Jovovich is 37.  And she can more than hold her own with this senior crew.

Meanwhile what about Rodriguez, who's on a roll? She's currently kicking butt in box-office titan "Fast & Furious 6," and now a new character poster has landed for her gun-toting She in Robert Rodriguez' "Machete Kills." Check out the full poster below, plus the film's trailer, which debuted on May 30.

 

Michelle Rodriguez Machete Kills



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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.