Co-starring alongside Dwayne Johnson in Justin Lin’s upcoming Fast & Furious 6 is the tough and talented Gina Carano (Haywire). Carano plays Agent Hobbs’ partner Riley, who both team up with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew in order to take down an elite group of militarily-trained specialists led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Carano took the time to talk to us about her experience working on her first big action franchise movie, fight choreography, and learning from director Lin. She also talked about how her experience in Haywire has changed her life, her future goals in her movie career and her upcoming film, In the Blood.
Also starring Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang and Gal Gadot, Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th. Hit the jump to read the full interview.
Gina Carano gave a great physical performance in Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire, and while she may not have the acting prowess of A-list leading ladies, the MMA brawler has them licked when it comes to fighting. Last week, we reported that Carano was in talks to join Fast and Furious 6, and she’s also set to star in the John Stockwell action flick In the Blood. In a recent interview, Carano provided brief updates on where she’s at with both pictures.
Hit the jump for Carano’s comments. Haywire hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, and you should definitely check it out if you missed it in theaters. Click here for my review.
If you missed Haywire, you missed the big-screen debut of Gina Carano, one of the best female action stars in years. A skilled MMA fighter, Carano delivered physical beat-downs in a convincing way and you felt every single punch. Now, THR is reporting that Carano has grabbed another action flick and will star in John Stockwell‘s In the Blood. In the film, which is being described in the vein of Taken, Carano will play a wife who hunts down the men who kidnapped and killed her husband. I can get on board with this premise even though it’s the same set-up as plenty of other action movies: Do not piss off this person or they will remove your life.
As a bonus for Haywire fans, that film’s stunt team, 8711, is in talks to re-team with Carano for In the Blood. Shooting is set in late spring or early summer in Puerto Rico.