Although Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire has essentially bombed at the box office, earning $18 million on a $23 million budget, it looks like Gina Carano may still have a career ahead of her as an movie star, albeit not an A-list one. The former MMA fighter will be receiving the inaugural Chick Norris Award at this year’s ActionFest for Best Female Action Star of the year, and now it has been announced that she will also be starring in a new movie for director John Stockwell (Blue Crush). The movie is called In the Blood, and it is described as an action-thriller in the vein of Taken. The plot synopsis is as follows:
“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.”
The script was written by Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston (Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead). Although it doesn’t sound like anything particularly new or groundbreaking, the fact that it is being directed by John Stockwell means that it’s probably a good fit for Carano, who seemed a bit out of her league acting across from so many big name actors in Haywire. The one thing that has me worried is the fact that Stockwell promises that it will “showcase not only Gina’s fighting skills, but also her acting abilities as her character struggles to reign in her violent past.” I think a lot of us would prefer it if they just stuck to showcasing the fighting skills. What do you think, are you interested in seeing Gina Carano in another action movie or did Haywire convince you otherwise?