First look–Gina Carano stars with Richard Dreyfuss in action movie Daughter of the Wolf

It’s not a Fast & Furious, or Deadpool, or Kickboxer movie like her past films, but mixed martial arts pro-turned-actor Gina Carano is getting her next leading role, following up on last year’s post-apocalypse B-movie, Scorched Earth.  It’s called Daughter of the Wolf, a snowbound survival tale in the vein of Liam Neeson’s Taken movie series.  Carano will soon co-star opposite Pedro Pascal in Lucasfilm’s live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but first she’ll go head-to-head with iconic genre actor Richard Dreyfuss as her character fights to get her son back from a kidnapper and his accomplices.

Could Daughter of the Wolf be part of a trend of solo action films Carano adds to her portfolio, just as action stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jason Statham once stacked up a vast list of smaller action movies between co-starring stints in major films?  Carano certainly has the physical prowess, style, and charisma to be tomorrow’s next action hero.

Take a look at this trailer for Daughter of the Wolf:

Carano looks great as a badass who takes charge of a bad situation, but the biggest downside of this trailer for Daughter of the Wolf is it looks a lot like the Dreyfuss/Mads Mikkelsen film Polar–which wouldn’t be a good thing.

Dreyfuss, of course, always seems to be very much himself, and this these days that seems to be less of his characters from Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and more like his character from the acclaimed movie RED and that aforementioned, not-so-acclaimed Netflix release, Polar.

Daughter of the Wolf is scheduled for release during a big, competitive summer weekend along with Men in Black International and Shaft, beginning August 2, 2010.

C.J. Bunce

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