'Haywire' Star Gina Carano To Kick Ass Again With Another Action Movie 'In The Blood'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 14, 2012 10:22 AM
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While audiences may not have flocked to it (their loss), Gina Carano proved in "Haywire" that she could be a compelling on-screen presence and one helluva of an action leading lady, a nice place to be, particularly when the industry has so few women in that role. And while we're unlikely to get any further adventures involving Mallory Kane, Carano has been recruited to crack some more skulls.

The MMA fighter will continue her movie career by starring in the action thriller "In The Blood." Penned by Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston (the pair who brought you "Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead"), the story is said to be in the vein of "Taken" (of course), and will follow a woman who is vacationing in the Caribbean with her husband, when he suddenly disappears. She then goes on the warpath seeking vengeance against the men who she belives kidnapped and killed him.

So yeah, sounds rote, but also the perfect sort of vehicle for Carano, but there is one huge question mark in the director, John Stockwell. The man behind such fare as "Blue Crush," "Cat Run," "Turistas" and the truly atrocious-looking Halle Berry shark movie "Dark Tide" (trailer and boob-tacular poster below) may not be the right guy to play to Carano's strengths. As an actress? Yeah, she's not quite there, but Steven Soderbergh knew exactly how to hone those limitations into a believable character. And while "In The Blood" is being touted as a vehicle to let Carano show off her acting and punching skills, we have serious reservations about Stockwell being the dude to make it happen.

The plan is to shoot the film this spring or summer, with the "Haywire" stunt in talks to return to their duties on this picture. So that's something. Anyway....like we said..."Dark Tide".... [THR/IWatchStuff/IMPA]

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6 Comments

  • Hans Roksnoer | April 21, 2012 12:33 PMReply

    I love Gina Carano she is so hot in MMA or Haywire. Haywire is à gerat movie And thats because Gina Carano plays in the movie. Bit i hope she Will returns to MMA one day. Gretigst from the Netherlands, I LOVE GINA CARANO, she the fighter in THE world

  • ProMovieBlogger | February 14, 2012 12:48 PMReply

    Haywire had its moments so I am looking forward to her next film.

  • James | February 14, 2012 12:19 PMReply

    I loved HAYWIRE, and she had great screen presence. However nobody seemed to talk about the fact that she was very clearly redubbed in the film. The voice in the film and her voice in interviews sound completely different. How well will she come across on film without someone like Laura San Giacomo to help her?

    http://laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/22440/Gina-Carano%E2%80%99s-fake-Haywire-voice

  • Neb | March 3, 2012 10:43 PM

    Even without observing the performance and the known credits, if the reason for the adr edit was incredulous (didnt want Mallory to sound like Gina) then Soderbergh & Carano must be involved in another lie when they volunteered the admission of the mandate that she essentially have no acting coach prep before shooting (to keep a natural presence - BulletMagazine) By that site's logic, she was a naturally talented actress to the extent that it was not needed. It turns out that she did well, but noone is calling prodigy. The decision for the voice edit, the lack of acting prep and the very decision to make such a film are all eccentric calls from an esteemed director known to be just that.

  • neb | March 3, 2012 10:14 PM

    Nobody is talking about it because it is not a fact at all. While she absolutely did sound very different, she was edited in post as Soderbergh and Carano have stated, but there is noone acting as a redub voice. A rumor site such as that can afford to suggest that they are lying, nobody who is credible can. That article is written without having seen the movie yet nor the public credits. What is fact is that there's noone on record credited as a voice-over. If somehow that is not enough, you recognized her screen presence as well as have the top critics consensus, but they observed that some of her line readings fell a bit flat. None of that site's conjectures hold water to that observation alone. Is anyone prepared to say that Ms. Giacomo (or whomever) not only secretly did uncredited work but also feigned a neophtye performance to add to the ruse?

  • James | February 14, 2012 11:31 AMReply

    DARK TIDE doesn't look so bad. Looks quite watchable actually.

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