Oh what a difference a hit movie makes.
After making her feature film debut with Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire" last month, former MMA star Gina Carano has signed on to star in John Stockwell's "In the Blood."
The action thriller follows a husband who disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife (Carano). But this lady is no damsel in distress — the grieving wife passionately and recklessly pursues the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him.
Penned by Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston, the story is being described as in the vein of "Taken," The Hollywood Reporter reveals. Sounds good to us.
The director explains, "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."
In addition to Carano, 8711, the stunt team responsible for "Haywire"'s killer action sequences, is also in talks to join this go-round. The flick is set to begin principal photography in Puerto Rico as soon as late spring or early summer — which means it shan't be too long before Carano's roundhouse kicks and jaw-shattering punches grace the silver screen again.
Not too shabby for a girl who got her start fighting … in a cage.