Quite a few Haywire clips and news items hit the net today.

Above, you can catch a glimpse of the first five minutes of the movie which includes a pretty badass fight scene between Gina Carano and Channing Tatum and another clip below.

The biggest news of the day however is Gina’s voice in the film. TMZ initially broke the story this morning, suggesting that her voice had been altered via a little Hollywood magic in post-production. And you know what? I think they’re right. Some actors are able to mask their accents really well and change their voice to a degree — Christian Bale is a prime example of this — but that’s not the case here. Her voice sounds radically different than in real life, almost to the point to where it’s distracting. I included an appearance Gina made on G4TV for a point of reference.

Despite the voice issue, it does seem like Gina can act. Maybe an acting coach or someone with a better eye for that sort of thing would disagree, but as an average moviegoer, she doesn’t come across to me like she’s acting, which I can’t really say about other fighters-turned-actors we’ve seen in big movies. I was concerned that would be the case when she hardly spoke any lines in the trailer, however if the preview clips are any indication, she might actually have a promising future in Hollywood if she chooses the right projects.

If nothing else, the critics seem to like it and didn’t make any poor comments about Gina’s acting ability. Rotten Tomatoes screenshot via Cage Today:

All in all, I’m really looking forward to this movie now. I’m hoping the voice alteration won’t ruin the film for those of us who are familiar with Gina’s voice, however all other signs are pointing to Haywire being a pretty good flick. It releases in theaters next Friday, Jan. 20.

Bonus: Gina Carano chokes out AC Slater!

HT: Cage Today, The Fight Nerd, The MMA News