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It looks as if the next installment of the rip-roaring, road-racing 'The Fast & The Furious' franchise is looking to add an additional woman's touch. Former MMA fighter Gina Carano (who starred in Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' earlier this year) is currently in talks to join the cast of 'Fast & Furious 6.' The film, which will again be directed by Justin Lin, also sees the return of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Reportedly, Carano would be playing a member of The Rock's Diplomatic Security Service team. Carano will next be seen in John Stockwell's 'In The Blood' about a woman who's husband goes missing during their honeymoon. No word yet as to an official deal being finalized. 'Fast & Furious 6' is due in theaters May 24, 2013.
This is spectacular news. If you haven't seen 'Haywire,' I highly recommend that you do. What you'll see is a gorgeous woman with natural acting grace and talent who can also kick a boatload of ass. You wouldn't expect an MMA fighter to walk on to her first starring role in a film and knock it completely out of the park, but that's exactly what Carano did. I'm not deluding myself that she'll have the same meaty dialogue or intricate plot to work with in 'Fast & Furious 6' as she did in 'Haywire,' but she can certainly stand toe-to-toe with any of the guys in the upcoming film on both the action and acting fronts. Is it too much to hope for that, given her "dance partners" in 'Haywire,' she has an honest-to-goodness throwdown with Vin Diesel in 'Fast & Furious 6?'
What do you guys think? Are you intrigued by this casting? Any Carano fans out there?