08/20/2012 06:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Female Action Heroes We'd Like To Cast In The Woman Version Of 'The Expendables'

"The Expendables" and "The Expendables 2" may be the most testosterone-infused flicks of all time -- or at least recent memory. The cast of both movies includes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, and Ryan Lochte even attended the "Expendables 2" premiere and struck some "manly" poses with Sylvester Stallone. (There are no words.) But according to Variety, the bro-heavy action movies are inspiring a "riff" on the franchise -- this time featuring female action heroes. Hollywood is finally realizing the box office numbers -- and dollars -- that a woman-driven action film can earn. We'll call this "The Hunger Games Effect."

Variety reported that production company 1984 Private Defense Contractors, which previously produced "The Grey" and "Killing Them Softly," will put the movie together. They've also already hired a writer and are apparently "in talks with several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre." Since "The Expendables" cast is basically a "best of" list of male action stars, we'd hope that the female version would be the same. But how to choose? Here are eight badass women we'd love to see blowing things up, dominating hand-to-hand combat and generally kicking a**.

1. Michelle Yeoh
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Action claim to fame: She was a gravity-defying female warrior in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

2. Sarah Michelle Gellar
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Action claim to fame: The woman was "Buffy." Done.

3. Sigourney Weaver
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Action claim to fame: Although Sigourney is an all-around badass, one of her most famous roles is also one that changed the standard for female action heroes -- Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" trilogy. She's even been dubbed "the best female character in Sci-Fi film." Sigourney would bring some serious experience to the new film.

4. Pam Grier
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Action claim to fame: She played the title character in "Foxy Brown." Pam Grier was battling villains with a take-no-prisoners attitude back in the '70s.

5. Carrie-Ann Moss
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Action claim to fame: Neo never could have saved the world in "The Matrix" without Trinity.

6. Michelle Rodriguez
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Action claim to fame: She matched Vin Diesel's driving skills in "The Fast and the Furious," and as Anna-Lucia Cortez in "Lost," Rodriguez proved that she can definitely wield a gun.

7. Jennifer Lawrence
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Action claim to fame: Lawrence honed her survival skills in "The Hunger Games." Plus, every action crew needs some young blood.

8. Noomi Rapace
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Action claim to fame: Rapace not only originated the on-screen version of Lisbeth Salander but more recently battled aliens in "Prometheus."



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