Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, with its precise 50/50 mix of making you wish you were Gina Carano and wish they’d sprung for an actual actress, was not what you’d call a blockbuster. As of this month it’s still sitting about six million dollars under budget, and sure, that’s like 17-million higher than Soderbergh’s usual “doll factory in a decaying town” efforts, but it’s not enough to turn the film into a franchise, collection of action figures or 4-D amusement park thrillride where action simulators pretend to be Gina’s thighs and crush your neck.
But don’t get discouraged! Your dreams of seeing Gina Carano
naked in a movie one day become a big name movie star aren’t completely dead — she’s reportedly signed on for her second lead action effort, In the Blood. That’s my favorite Truman Capote book!
Carano will play the wife of a man who disappears while the couple is vacationing in the Caribbean. Carano’s character recklessly pursues the people she believes are the kidnappers.
“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,” director John Stockwell says.
So basically making a WWE Films film where Gina Carano plays John Cena playing whoever and the gender roles are switched. At this point I think the more compelling film is about someone who ISN’T struggling to reign in a violent past. Unless Gina’s planning to go full on swinging-dick Viggo Mortensen here I don’t see it working.
Of course, setting the movie in the Caribbean guarantees us that one bikini shot of her drinking white win and smiling before the sh*t goes down. Good job, John Stockwell.
[h/t Larry Brown Sports]