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Gina Carano Books New Acting Gig | Will Star In New Film "In The Blood"


After the filming and release of her first feature film “Haywire”, many wondered if the world’s most famous female MMA star would return to active competition or take up additional acting gigs.

Those questions have now been answered and according to the Hollywood Reporter and Gina Carano has landed another leading role in a major Hollywood production.

Here is the report:

Gina Carano is continuing to roundhouse-kick her way into the movie business.

After making her breakthrough with the action vehicle Haywire, the MMA fighter-turned-actress is coming on board to star in In the Blood, an action thriller being directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush).
Movie Package Co.’s Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield (The Messenger) are producing the movie, which Cargo Entertainment is selling at EFM.
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Described as being in the vein of Taken, Blood is set in motion when a husband disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife, to be played by Carano. The grieving wife passionately and recklessly pursues the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him. Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston wrote the script.

“This role will showcase not only Gina’s fighting skills, but also her acting abilities as her character struggles to reign in her violent past,” Stockwell tells The Hollywood Reporter.

8711, the stunt team that worked on Haywire, is in discussions to reteam with Carano for Blood.

Verso Entertainment (Crips and Bloods: Made in America) will produce alongside Movie Package Co. London-based Derby Street Films was involved with the development of the project.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer in Puerto Rico with production partners Pimienta Film Company (The Men Who Stare At Goats).

Carano rose to fame as an international star in the field of mixed martial arts, becoming the sport’s female face. Steven Soderbergh was so impressed with her blend of looks and athletic prowess that he plucked her from the sport and built Haywire around her. She held her own with actors such as Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Michael Douglas in the film, which was released in January by Relativity, and an acting career was born.

Carano is repped by Gersh, Scott Karp of The Syndicate and Ziffren Brittenham. Gersh is helping package the movie and is repping the North American rights

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6 Comments to Gina Carano Books New Acting Gig | Will Star In New Film "In The Blood"

  1. David says:

    Id love to have sex with gina my god shes sexy

  2. andyboy says:

    i tried so hard to like Haywire, i went in with NO expectations, as expectations ruin movies with great previews, and i still couldn’t like this movie. Gina is not an actress, in any sense of the word. she was incredibly awkard to watch and boring, even Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas seemed to have dumbed down characters to compliment Ginas. i really think she should not be a lead role any time soon. Maybe give her a couple more years to develop her acting skills then let her lead another movie, haywire was awful, In the blood sounds like a strait to DVD movie, it’ll be at RedBox next January….

  3. Koshchek Loves Cock says:

    Can we get a nude scene Gina? WTF? Also could you triangle some Victoria Secret model please? Also nude. Awesome thanks!

  4. spiritsplice says:

    Wow is this article full of shit. Held her own? Yeah like Griffin when he fought Silva. All she eer was is a pair of fake tits and moderately attractive face. She never got into decent shape (always came in fat and barely making weight), she isn’t that good looking, her acting sucks, her fighting is meh, and her voice/personality is annoying as hell.

  5. Jujitsu Player says:

    Gina = Goddess

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