Published On: Sat, Oct 6th, 2012

‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Riddick’ star Katee Sackhoff set for female ‘Expendables’

Katee Sackhoff, star of the Sci-Fi hit remake of “Battlestar Galactica” and co-star in the upcoming “Riddick” film has now signed on for the all-female version of “The Expendables.”

Variety confirmed Friday that the Sackhoff will be joining “Haywire” star Gina Carano in the Adi Shankar production.

“If you spend five minutes with Katee it becomes blatantly obvious that she would pwn (sic) most male action stars,” said Shankar, who recently co-produced Joe Carnahan’s “The Grey,” Pete Travis’ “Dredd 3D” and Andrew Dominik’s upcoming Brad Pitt film “Killing Them Softly.”

The actress became a fan favorite for her role as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in the popular reboot of the series for the SyFy Channel. This landed her the role in the untitled 2013 “Chronicles of Riddick” film, starring alongside Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, and Dave Bautista.

Carano and Sackhoff are just the first two to sign on to the project, which is expected to feature an all-star female action cast. Two of the veteran stars which fans are clamoring to see are Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton.

More details are certain to follow.

Katee Sackhoff in upcoming “Riddick” film Universal Pictures

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  1. Katee Sackhoff updates fans on female ‘Expendables’ film, it’s ‘right on track’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Sackhoff updated fans when asked about the progress since she signed on. […]

  2. Brandon Jones says:

    Are you officially doing the all-female Expendables movie, or are you waiting to see a script?

    SACKHOFF: Well, I am attached to it, but things always happen. If a script got delivered and was absolutely horrible, then you figure things out. But, I can’t imagine, with everyone that (producer) Adi Shankar is bringing around the project, that it’s going to be bad. I really put a lot of faith in him and his eye for detail. I’m a big fan of Gina [Carano], and there’s a lot of strong women. When I sat down with Adi and he pitched the women that he wanted in the movie, these are not your 5 foot 2, skinny girls. These are the girls that can actually kick some ass, which made me excited. And they are different types of girls. I haven’t seen The Expendables movies, but not every one of us has the same fighting style and we’re all different body types. It’s believable that we could all kick some ass. I’m really looking forward to it.

    Did you have to audition for that, or did they hire you because you’re not for doing so many action roles?

    SACKHOFF: I didn’t audition for that, but I did audition for Riddick. I auditioned one time for Riddick, and then the second time, I just had to go in and meet Vin. I didn’t read the second time. I’ve worked really hard and I’ve been doing this a long time. It really is nice to get to a point where you don’t have to audition, all the time, and where your reputation on camera actually goes into the room before you. That is nice. By no means am I above auditioning or do I not have to do it ‘cause I do have to do it. I auditioned for Longmire. But, there are certain jobs where I just don’t have to anymore, and that’s really nice.


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