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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