Gina Carano joins Kickboxer reboot!

The reboot of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s beloved cult classic “Kickboxer” just keeps getting bigger! Just last week came the news that Van Damme himself would appear in the film as the wise Muay Thai mentor Xian Chow. Then came the news that Darren Shahlavi had come aboard as well. Now, the film’s stellar cast has just gotten even better with the addition of women’s MMA legend Gina Carano!

Dubbed the face of women’s MMA during her fighting days, Carano has successfully transitioned into action films in recent years. Following a brief appearance opposite Michael Jai White in “Blood and Bone“, Carano landing her first lead in 2012’s “Haywire“. 2013 also saw her anchor “In the Blood” as well as appear in the monster hit “Fast and Furious 6”.

Carano will reportedly portray a fight promoter in the film. Whether she’s in league with the villainous Tong Po is unclear, but her authentic Muay Thai skills are most certainly the equal of his!

“Kickboxer” is currently filming and will be released sometime in 2015.

Brad Curran

From the earliest days of childhood, Brad Curran was utterly fascinated by martial arts, his passion only growing stronger after spending time living in the melting pot of Asian cultures that is Hawaii. His early exposure developed into a lifelong passion and fascination with all forms of martial arts and tremendous passion for action and martial arts films. He would go on to take a number of different martial arts forms, including Shaolin Ch'uan fa, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and remains a devoted student, avid and eager to continue his martial arts studies. Brad is also an aspiring writer and deeply desires to share his love for martial arts and martial arts movies with the world!

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