Movie Trailer: Ex-MMA Star Gina Carano in “Haywire”

| by Alex Groberman

Once recognized as one of the fiercest woman in mixed martial arts (MMA), Gina Carano is now taking her talents to the next level.

A new trailer for “Haywire,” an upcoming action film starring Carano, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton and Channing Tatum, and directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh has been released -- and it shows how Carano has landed a huge, leading role. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in January 2012.

The plot, fittingly enough, revolves around Carano’s character being a covert operative who has been double-crossed by her handlers. From there, chaos ensues as she attempts to survive an international manhunt, return to the United States, and ultimately exact her revenge.

Carano hasn’t fought since her August 2009 defeat to Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos -- opting to instead focus on her acting.

Check out the trailer in the video below.