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Gina Carano is the first to take the leap.
Producer Adi Shankar seems serious about making what would be a dream come true for every action fan on the planet, and he's taken the first step toward making the proposed all-female riff on "The Expendables" a reality: He's gotten the former MMA champion to star in it, according to Variety.
Carano (who was known as 'Crush' on "American Gladiators") is the first of hopefully many "action-oriented actresses" to officially sign on to the project. For Shenkar, having the "Haywire" star involved was a no-brainer. Get More »
This weekend I'm getting a sixpack of antifreeze and duffel bag filled with raw ground beef and going to see "The Expendables 2."
I'm certain I enjoyed the first one (it's a bit of a haze) and if my crumpling into manly tears at the mere sight of the new one's outdoor ads is any indication, I'll have a blast yet again. One thing we must ask, however. Whither the chicks?
I say with full respect and courtesy to the fairer sex, why have you not been included in this battle royale of badassery? Yes, there are some women in the film - Yu Nan will play an agent named Maggie, Charisma Carpenter is back as Statham's g.f. and someone named Amanda Ooms is on hand to give the film some oomph - but where are the female equivalents of the Expendables? Where are the Expendablettes?
If I were in charge of everything (as I will be, eventually) here's who I'd add to the team for "The Expendables 3." Get More »
This week: In the action flick "Haywire," MMA fighter Gina Carano knocks around Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Channing Tatum as an assassin on a mission to confront the employer who set her up.
Also new this week is Madonna in the director's seat for the period romance "W.E.," the ensemble rom-com "New Year's Eve," and new Blu-ray editions of "Clueless" and "Men in Black." Get More »
In order to become an MMA champion, you need to be both fast and furious. How well those particular skills translate to the big screen is another matter. Luckily for Gina Carano, however, she's found the perfect vehicle to turn her fighting abilities into acting gold — and that vehicle is probably going to be a souped up, barely street legal import.
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.
"'True Romance' and 'Braveheart' -- those are two of my favorite movies. What I like about ['True Romance'] is that two people meet each other from different walks of life and believe in each other instantly -- the idea that two people can just have each other's back. And they found each other, and they believed in each other, and they had each other's back without question, without research on the other person, without past relationships getting in the way, and I just completely loved that."
"On top of the fact that I love Patricia Arquette's character in it, and how she’s so feminine and yet she has the coolest fight scene to date that I know of, in that hotel room. And it’s so realistic -- it shows the sh** beat out of her and blood and everything, and it shows how she kind of conquered through that and her spirit was still strong. I just loved her character in it, I really adored her character in it, that she was still so feminine but still so strong. So I just love that movie; I can watch it over and over."
Gina Carano can currently be seen kicking the asses of Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, and Antonio Banderas as the fugitive covert operative Mallory Kane in Steven Soderbergh’s action-packed "Haywire."
Looking good is one thing. Looking good and kicking ass simultaneously is quite another, as Kate Beckinsale has proved time and time again in the "Underworld" movies. You think wearing that skin-tight leather bodysuit while leaping, running, shooting automatic weapons and beating Lycans to a pulp is easy? Have you ever tried it?
In honor of Beckinsale's newest ass-kicking showcase, "Underworld: Awakening," not to mention former MMA star Gina Carano's buzzed-about turn in "Haywire" -- and just to be sure we don't piss either of them off -- we tip our hats to nine female characters we wouldn't want to cross.
Next to these babes, we'd be toast. Get More »
If you thought Uma Thurman killed it as The Bride in "Kill Bill," just wait till you get a load of MMA superstar Gina Carano in "Haywire" (out this Friday).
In the Steven Soderbergh ("Contagion")-directed spy thriller, Carano plays Mallory Kane, a freelance covert operative, who gets double-crossed by her employer and sets out to clear her name.
As a first-timer, Carano turns in a surprisingly stellar performance. What she hits out of the ballpark, though, are the film's many action sequences, where Carano -- who did all her own stunts -- gets to let loose and do what does best: fight.
In honor of Carano's ass-kicking in "Haywire," we've rounded up the top nine actors who perform their own stunts. Some might surprise you. Get More »
In an already narrow playing field of female actors who play characters as tough as their male counterparts, Gina Carano is just about the only one who’s tougher than most of them. In Steven Soderbergh's new film "Haywire," the former mixed martial arts star not only holds her own against the acting talents of Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Antonio Banderas (among others), but she also convincingly beats them all to a bloody pulp.
Carano plays Mallory Kane, a freelance operative who must fight her way to freedom after she’s betrayed by the people who hired her. Conversely, Carano indicated that the experience of shooting her first film was a great collaborative experience. She recently explained to us how her previous career has helped guide her through a whole new one. Get More »
There are two sides to Steven Soderbergh. There's his thinky, intellectual "cinema" side ("The Girlfriend Experience," "Che"), and there's his commercial, star-driven movies side (the "Ocean's" films, "Contagion").
His new spy thriller "Haywire" fits into the second category, with two exceptions: 1) It stars a relative unknown in Gina Carano, a former MMA fighter acting in her first lead film role, and 2) as fun as the "Ocean's" movies are, we've never known a Soderbergh movie to look like it kicks this much ass.
Carano plays an operative hired by governments to do their dirty work for them, until she's double-crossed and has to figure out whom she can trust ... and who deserves her wrath. A glittering supporting cast (Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Bill Paxton, to name a few) will be along either to help her or get the hell out of her way. Check out the action in this exclusive TV spot; "Haywire" opens in theaters January 20.