Estrogen-powered action comedy locks in director…

Australian filmmaker Robert Luketic (‘Paranoia,’ ‘Legally Blonde,’ ‘21’) has closed a deal to direct the all-female ‘Expendables’ spinoff, ‘The ExpendaBelles.’

The logline for the female action comedy:

“When America’s Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world’s top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing as the right man for the job and that this is a mission so impossible that only women can handle it. The only way in: some of the world’s deadliest female operatives must pose as high-class call-girls shipped in by private plane to satisfy a dictator–and instead save the scientist and the day.”

‘The ExpendaBelles’ will reunite Luketic with his ‘Legally Blonde’ scribes Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah.

Sylvester Stallone and Kevin King Templeton will produce, with Heidi Jo Markel, Julie Kroll, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Mark Gill on board as executive producers.

Luketic will now begin selecting his cast, with filming expected to begin this summer.

According to Deadline, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, Zoe Bell, and Meryl Streep have all been approached for the project, although offers have yet to be made.