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Gina Carano who’s recent movies include Haywire and Fast & Furious 6 is set to join the cast of a female version of “The Expendables”. Adi Shankar’s production company has already written the script for the movie. He is quoted as saying, “I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of ‘The Expendables’ without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.” Adi Shankar recently co-produced hit movies such as “The Grey,” “Pete Travis” and “Dredd 3D. There is already an established history of action movies with female leads producing over $100 million+ at the box office which include movies such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Hunger Games, Salt, Charlie’s Angels and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. With the market right now red hot for female action movies, it’s likely this movie will be produced as planned. Gina has a busy schedule over the next several months with “In the Blood” set to shoot sometime later this year.
Dana White has warmed up to WMMA after seeing the Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate fight. Though still the state of womens MMA hangs in the balance of the current deal the UFC has with Showtime. Here are the top 5 reasons why the UFC needs WMMA 1. Expand the MMA Audience In order to keep the sport of MMA growing, the UFC will need to work towards expanding the fanbase. Woman are very much an undertapped audiance. 2. Boost PPV Numbers There are only so many title holders in men’s MMA so it makes sense add women fights to the mix. It’s likely to many viewers a women’s title fight or any major fight would be either the #1 or #2 reason for them to tune into a PPV event. 3. Low Cost to Maintain Right now there are only 2-3 major weight classes for WMMA vs 8 for the UFC. They are also not as deep so overall it wouldn’t cost much to maintain those divisions. 4. Prevent Bellator from Taking the Woman’s Division The UFC has done many acquisitions in order to keep them as the #1 place for MMA fighters. Bellator has good reason to start snatching up the top talent in the woman’s division if the UFC doesn’t step up to the plate. 5. People Want to Watch Woman Fight If you look at the numbers for 2012, there were 506,000 viewers for the Tate vs Rousey fight. This is far more than the 344,000 the Keith Jardine vs Rockhold got in 2012. Women fighters have earned a great deal of respect from fans over the years and people want to watch them perform. Talk is cheap so people are wondering when and if woman will headline a major PPV event.
Ever since Gina Carano got into the movie business, questions have revolved around will she return to fighting. Some of these questions are answered on her current stance on fighting and her future role in movies.
Gina Carano has been training with her acting and physical coaches for the upcoming movie “The Fast and the Furious 6″. The movie will be shot mostly in London from around August to November. Gina won’t be at this year’s Comic Con, though she is going to be on the Showtime 24/7 series in August that also features Ronda Rousey. She also recently did an interview on ESPN’s In the Game. Later this year, the movie “In the Blood” will begin shooting. With her busy schedule this rules out any possibility of Gina fighting in 2012. Source: Gina’s Manager
The action franchise Fast & Furious is in negations with Gina Carano to add her to the cast for the upcoming film Fast & Furious 6. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are also expected to star in the upcoming movie. Neal H. Moritz and Diesel will be back as film producers. The director will be Justin Lin and Chris Morgan will be writing the script for the new movie. Fast Five also known has Fast & Furious 5 set a record for the best opening weekend in Universal’s history and grossed more than 600 million worldwide. The first series of Fast & Furious made it debut back in 2001 and has grossed more than $1 billion. Shooting for Fast & Furious is expected to get started in May/June and the movie In The Blood will be shot in late summer. Source: Hollywoodreporter
The stunt show started at about 2PM, at about 2:20PM I noticed Gina her mom were there and lots of people noticed and got excited saying that’s Gina Carano with the hat and leather jacket…………( for the record I was hoping she would be in her trademark leather jacket …………Cung Le joined Gina and her mom in the roped off area with all the stunt men, actors, event people etc. The stunt show was still going strong at 3PM but Gina walked inside with the director her manager and some event people, I figured the stunt show was just running a little late and they would wait for Gina’s introduction and the movie but after 5 minutes i went and and just missed Gina’s intro to the movie True Romance and was very disappointed ….she looked really shy and embarrassed you could tell she hated public speaking (which I can totally relate to ……she had her usual cute smile and high tailed it out of there with her mom, I was sitting at the end of the second row because I wanted to be up front for the panel on fighting in film that Gina, Cung Le and JJ Perry were doing and Gina walked right next to me and looked very nervous and embarrassed so I gave her a big smile and said I missed your introduction ( I don’t think she heard what I said though because she was nervous, but she smiled back as she met her mom and walked out. Next came the fight panel with Gina, Cung Le and JJ Perry…….Gina was very cute but nervous, she hated talking about her self or criticizing other people or things…..but was very comfortable with Cung Le and JJ and talking about things she was passionate about……she talked about her new movie a little said she is training now and filming starts in June, they really got along well, they were passing questions off to each other and high fiving each other and fist bumping. JJ Perry did a little more talking than Gina or Cung Le but they all were very cool and interesting and had good things to say. they showed scenes of Gina and JJ doing all the fight scenes from Haywire. Cung and JJ went without a microphone, Gina tried to do the same but several people from the crowd yelled they couldn’t hear … Continue reading
Not too long ago, we asked the fans to come up with some questions they would like to ask Gina Carano. In less than 24 hours, we got a lot of great questions. Here is the exclusive list of the questions and the responses from the #1 female MMA action moviestar, Gina Carano! Haywire Questions Name: Kevin Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Questions: 1. What’s it like to be the leading role for the film haywire? It was one of the most blessed experiences of my life. Name: Mel Location: Rockville, CT Questions: 1. How did you train and prepare for this movie and was it different than any of your normal training? 3 hours of stunts a day, 3 hours of bootcamp, and then 2 hours of strength and conditioning 2. What martial art is used in the film? The ass kicking kind. Name: Daniel Location: Dallas, TX Questions: 1. What was your favorite part when filming Haywire? Waking up everyday and absolutely loving what I was doing. Everyday was a new surprise. Name: Binh Lam Location: Orange County, CA Questions: 1. There have been many comparisons between Haywire and the Bourne Trilogy. Who would win in a fight between Mallory and Jason Bourne and by what method? Jason would probably rather recruit her. Name: JChap2 Location: Charlotte, NC Questions: 1. Gina, your grandparents were adorable at the premiere! Other than obviously being extremely proud, what did they think of Haywire? Was it a little intense for them? Sitting next to my Papa and Grandmama on the way to the premier put tears in my eyes, there’s no words to describe sharing a moment like that with them.. 2. Gina, is there a specific actor you’d REALLY like to work with in the future? (other than Johnny Depp! HAha!) Nope, just Johnny.. if we could just make that happen already I could get back to fighting.. haaa Just kidding, no there is a lot of people Id love to work with absolutely. Name: DeborahWhoHasYourPower Location: Virginia Questions: Hi Gina, First I want to say Congratulations on Haywire! How exciting for you, looks like you are kicking some serious butt!! You rock in the trailer, can’t wait to see it! 1. How do you like being an Actress compared to the other things you do? I love it. I have so much to learn but thats what I like about … Continue reading
The superfight Miesha Tate vs Ronda Rousey will take this place this Saturday March 3 in Columbus Ohio. This will be the first time a woman’s MMA fight headlined an major event. Gina Carano gives her opinion in a radio interview with MMA weekly. Ronda Rousey is currently a 4 to 1 favorite however all of her wins have come within in the first 60 seconds of round one via armbar. Any predictions on who will win and by what time/round? Credit: jr Source: Bleacher Report
Gina Carano will star in the upcoming movie In The Blood directed by John Stockwell whose prior movies include Into the Blue and Blue Crush. Described as being in the vein of Taken, Blood is set in motion when a husband disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife, to be played by Carano. The grieving wife passionately and recklessly pursues the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him. Stockwell said This role will showcase not only Gina’s fighting skills, but also her acting abilities as her character struggles to reign in her violent past. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer in Puerto Rico with production partners Pimienta Film Company (The Men Who Stare At Goats). The film will also likely use Haywire’s stunt team “87eleven” for the new movie. Source: Hollywood Reporter
Several major Hollywood stars such as Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and our own Gina Carano will be making the trip this year to Berlin for the Berlin International Film Festival. Haywire will be featured at the festival with special midnight screening at the Berlinale Palast. Haywire’s release date for Germany is set for March 8th. Gina Carano is expected to make several stops in Europe for the month of February which includes Poland on 25th-27th. Source: Deadline, Bloomberg← Older posts