Meet Gina Carano, Who's About To Become The Most Bankable Athlete-Turned-Actor Ever

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Shaq. The Rock. Carl Weathers.

Plenty of athletes have dabbled in movies—with mixed results.

But none have gone from screen test to big screen in the way that 29-year-old women’s MMA star Gina Carano is about to.

Carano stars in “Haywire,” the next film from Steven Soderbergh, along a huge roster of A-list names.

Michael Douglas, Ewan MacGregor, and Channing Tatum all star alongside her.

And we do mean alongside her: Carano is the lead in this film.

If all goes well, Carano will have instant credibility in the world of big-budget, respectable studio movies.

And she’s bet a lot on that prospect: Carano put her sports career on hold to work with Soderbergh. She hasn’t had a match since 2009.

(She’s already reportedly been cast in a remake of the Bruce Lee film “The Silent Flute”).

The “Haywire” trailer leaked today: here it is.

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