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Luketic to direct ExpendaBelles

Robert Luketic will direct the ExpendaBelles film: Photo © Luketic to direct ExpendaBelles Photo

Sylvester Stallone's ExpendaBelles film has taken a step forwards after it was revealed a director has got on board.

Robert Luketic will be at the helm of the female-focused Expendables spin-off, reported Deadline.

The Aussie filmmaker is expected to start shooting this summer.

The spin-off will follow "an elite group of highly-trained female mercenaries" who are on a covert hostage rescue mission.

Luketic is soon to start the casting process, but actresses such as Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich have previously been linked to roles.

No release date has been announced.

Luketic has previously directed Monster-in-Law, Legally Blonde and 21.

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