Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Female MMA: Gina Carano to Debut in Knockout

Gina Carano - Knockout

Well if you were wonder what female MMA fighter Gina Carano's next move is, wonder no more.
According to Variety, Gina will make her feature film debut in the upcoming spy thriller "Knockout" directed by Academy Award-winning film director, Steven Soderbergh.

Variety says....
"Scripted by Lem Dobbs, “Knockout” casts Carano as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who is given a second chance to use her skills for constructive purposes. The film is a closer cousin to “La Femme Nikita” and “Kill Bill” than “Million Dollar Baby,” in that it doesn’t take place in the fight ring. Rather, Soderbergh considers the film as a flat out action film in the James Bond mold, and will shoot in locations around the world that include Ireland, Turkey and the U.S."

Gina is putting her debut in good hands.
Soderbergh won an Academy Award for Best Director for his film "Traffic" and has directed hits like Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen.

Even though this will be Gina's first major motion picture, she did appear in Michael Jai White's "Blood and Bone" as Veretta.
She also starred in the cult film "Ring Girls", she was in the Oxygen reality series Fight Girls and of course she appeared as "Crush" on the NBC show American Gladiators.

So is Gina Carano gonna pull a Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?
Bye bye female MMA and hello Hollywood?

posted to, Sept 9th, 2009

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