Former face of women’s mixed martial arts, Gina Carano is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Fast & Furious 6, the next installment in the billion-dollar franchise for Universal Pictures with Hollywood mega-star, Vin Diesel back to reprise his lead role.
Plot and character are being kept locked in the trunk of a 1970 Dodge Charger, but Paul Walker and Diesel are set to return as rogue heroes Brian O’Connor and Dominic Toretto, while Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is reprising his role as Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs, out to capture the boys. Carano will play a member of Johnson’s team.
The Fast franchise is one of Universal’s hottest properties, with 2011’s Fast Five reinvigorating what was considered a long-in-the-tooth series. Fast Five gave Universal its biggest opening weekend in studio history and grossed more than $600 million worldwide. Fast 6 is slated for release on May 24th, 2013.
This could very much mean a return to MMA for Carno is unlikely.