Fired ‘Mandalorian’ actress Gina Carano announces film project with Ben Shapiro’s conservative website The Daily Wire

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Gina Carano in ‘The Mandalorian.’ Disney Plus
  • Gina Carano is making a new movie for Ben Shapiro’s conservative website The Daily Wire.
  • It was announced she was fired from “The Mandalorian” for controversial social media posts.
  • In a deleted Instagram, Carano compared people with unpopular political views to Holocaust victims.
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Former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano told Deadline that she will be collaborating with Ben Shapiro’s conservative news website The Daily Wire to develop a new film project.

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after it was announced that Carano, 38, had been fired from the popular LucasFilm and Disney Plus “Star Wars” spin-off series “The Mandalorian” for controversial social media posts that seemingly compared the treatment of Republicans to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

In a statement, Carano said: “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”

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Gina Carano. Rodin Eckenroth/Stringer/Getty Images

According to Deadline, Carano will produce as well as star in the movie, which will be distributed exclusively on The Daily Wire. The website currently runs a paying subscription service.

In another statement, the website’s co-founder, Ben Shapiro, said: “We could not be more excited to be working with Gina Carano, an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left. This is what Daily Wire exists to do: provide an alternative not just for consumers, but for creators who refuse to bow to the mob.”

“We’re eager to bring Gina’s talent to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep cancelling those who think differently, they will just be helping us build the Xwing to take down their Death Star,” the statement continued.

In reply to Shapiro’s tweet about the news, Carano wrote, “This is just the beginning.. welcome to the rebellion.”

Carano, a former MMA fighter turned actor, has been involved in a string of controversies over the past few months, which largely started after she began sharing tweets that mocked trans people and spread COVID-19 misinformation as well as conspiracy theories.

On Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano began to trend on social media websites after Carano shared a post on her Instagram where she compared the current climate of US politics to Nazi Germany.

In the now-deleted post, she said: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbours…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realise that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”

Lucasfilm, which produces “The Mandalorian,” announced Carano firing in a statement given to The Hollywood reporter on Thursday.

The statement said: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social-media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Carano has also been dropped by her talent agency UTA, Variety confirmed. Neither Carano nor Shapiro responded to Insider’s requests seeking additional comment.