A lot of female MMA fighters don't like Gina Carano because they don't look like Gina Carano. Well, shoot. The world ain't fair. Carano hasn't fought in over two years, when she got the bejeezus beat out of her by Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Yet Carano has leveraged her pretty face into a pretty sweet movie gig, which is indicative primarily of two things: 1.) MMA athletes are getting increasingly good at leveraging (see: Rampage Jackson); 2.) Pretty women always win in the end.
The film is called Haywire and it features a number of major stars such as Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, and Antonio Banderas, among others. Carano plays "Mallory Kane," a "freelance covert operative...hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about," according to IMDB.
After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.
Yes, the world definitely needs a distaff Jason Bourne, especially one with such a lame movie-movie name. How many idiot producers does it take to screw in a lightbulb these days?