In a sneak screening I got to see, Gina Carano make her Hollywood debut as femme fatale Mallory Kane, a CIA trained operative working for a shadowy security agency contracted by the US government, in director Steven Soderbergh’s film “Haywire”.
Soderbergh was so impressed with Carano’s beauty and skills as a MMA fighter after seeing her 145 lb title shot against Cristiane (Cyborg) Santos two years ago, he decided to build a movie around her. And that he did! He surrounded Carano with a cast of actors that betray her in this action- thriller. What fun!
Giving an authentic fight performance, Carano got to beat the snot out of beefcake operative/lover, Aaron played by Channing Tatum, faux husband, Paul played by Michael Fassbender and her boss and ex-lover, Kenneth played by Ewan McGregor.
Everything a girl could want! It’s kinda like a good dose of therapy, where girl beats up bad boys in realistically crafted fight scenes. Carano is as real as it gets and the audience liked it! But the movie falls short being far too predictable.
“Haywire” opens January 20th.
What’s Next for Carano?
You’re guess is as good as mine. As far as Hollywood goes, Haywire could be a nice stepping stone for Carano to play Wonder Woman. But if I were a betting girl, after the twitter war between Santos and Rousey this week with that photo shopped pic of Carano that was posted, it would be nice to see Gina get a shot back in the cage in the UFC.
I would have to think that Dana White, the Fertitta Bros and Scott Coker could offer this girl an irresistible deal that would make all players some serious bling. These guys would be crazy not to play this hand!! It’s a royal flush… 145 lb division title shot, Villain vs. Heroine! That’s the kinda Gina Carano, real as it gets I wanna see!