Former mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano
spent years beating up her opponents in the ring before finally becoming a bona fide action star in Steven Soderbergh
’s 2011 thriller Haywire
. The groundwork had been perfectly laid out; her looks, femininity, and physicality along with a built in fanbase made her an attractive candidate for action movies. Haywire
was a critical and mild commercial success, but mostly functioned as a (very successful) platform for introducing the world to Gina Carano
, action star.
What happens though when Carano is expected to carry the load of a film that doesn’t have the benefit of being directed by someone as gifted as Steven Soderbergh
? That’s the question of the day as the first trailer for In the Blood
has been released and it’s hard to not be more than a little underwhelmed.
We get to see Carano running around some unnamed