Gina Carano To Star In Film Since The Mandalorian
Gina Carano is hitting the big screen again.
Carano, whose been dubbed as one of the pioneers for women’s MMA, will play a big role in a film based on Eric Red’s novel, White Knuckle. The film is yet to be named.
Carano will be playing a woman who has been traumatized. The character joins a trucker to hunt down a known serial killer. Filming is scheduled to begin in October in Montana, Utah and Tennessee.
Red, who scripted the movie, is known for his work on The Hitcher and Near Dark.
Carano was last seen on Disney’s The Mandalorian, which went viral off memes of its Baby Yoda character. She played Cara Dune, a character in the Star Wars franchise, but she was taken off the show after controversial posts on her Instagram stories.
The former featherweight competed in EliteXC and Strikeforce from 2006 to 2009 and racked a 7-1 record. In her last fight, she lost via TKO to Christiane Justino; her only loss.
“I feel I am exactly where I want and need to be at this moment in my life; it feels as if I have wings,” Carano told Deadline about her new role.