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Gina Carano Announces First Film Role Following Mandalorian Firing

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Gina Carano Announces First Film Role Following Mandalorian Firing

Just months after her very public dismissal from Star Wars: The MandalorianStar Wars: The Mandalorian, Gina Carano has officially announced her next project - producing and starring in a revenge thriller to be released in a collaboration with conservative news outlet the Daily Wire.

The Deadpool actress and former cage fighter had previously hinted at a collaboration with the Wire back in February, but refused to divulge any details regarding the project until now.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I'm completely ignited to be creating this thriller with The Daily Wire," Carano said in a statement.

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"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."

According to a report, the yet-to-be-titled action film will feature Carano as a strong-willed woman who survives an attempt on her life by a serial killer-trucker named 'White Knuckle', and after becoming frustrated at the police's inability to apprehend her attacker decides to take justice into her own hands.

The script is based off of Eric Red's novel White Knuckle, who will also be acting as a screenwriter and producer on the production.

The film itself is one of several projects in the works from the Daily Wire, which recently announced its intent to make inroads into a film industry they perceive as being dominated by 'woke' politics.

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Credit: Disney+
Credit: Disney+

The project comes after Carano was fired from her role in Disney+'s The Mandalorian for a sharing a number of controversial Instagram posts which included comparing the treatment of modern-day Republicans to that of Jews in Nazi Germany.

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," Lucasfilm said in a statement at the time.

"Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."

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Production on the 'White Knuckle' thriller is slated to begin in October, with a theatrical debut slated for sometime in 2022.

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Topics: Disney, TV and Film, The Mandalorian, US Entertainment

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