Following her contentious departure from The Mandalorian, details regarding Gina Carano’s future project have been released. Gina Carano starred as bounty hunter Cara Dune in the first two seasons of Disney+’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian. She publicly punched back at Disney and then swiftly teamed up with Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire to produce a mystery film after being publicly dismissed from the series, however we haven’t learned anything about the premise until now.
According to Deadline, Carano will play a damaged lady seeking vengeance in an unnamed action thriller. Eric Red is the author of this piece (The Hitcher, Near Dark), the story follows “a strong-willed woman who survives an attempt by serial killer-trucker White Knuckle. Haunted by her encounter and the cops’ inability to catch her tormentor, she partners with a trucker to end the killer’s reign of terror.”
The untitled movie is said to be in the vein of titles like Duel, Breakdown, and True Grit. In addition to starring in the lead role, Carano will also serve as a producer on the project. Also producing are Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk) and Amanda Presmyk (Dragged Across Concrete) of Bonfire Legend along with former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone. Voltage Pictures (The Hurt Locker) will handle international sales.
This is the same project Carano and Shapiro discussed in the immediate aftermath of her Mandalorian firing. As of now, a director hasn’t yet been attached, but the filmmakers are said to be in negotiations with David Guglielmo (The Pale Door) handling the casting. The Daily Wire will release the movie exclusively in the United States to its subscribers while also making it available worldwide.
“I’m completely ignited to be creating this thriller with The Daily Wire and Bonfire Legend. I feel I am exactly where I want and need to be at this moment in my life; it feels as if I have wings,” Carano told Deadline.
We’re rooting for you, Gina.