So I’m going to take a wild guess that Gina Carano doesn’t return to MMA and Strikeforce anytime soon.

Reason being she just landed another leading role in an action film. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story late tonight.

After making her breakthrough with the action vehicle Haywire, the MMA fighter-turned-actress is coming on board to star in In the Blood, an action thriller being directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush).

Described as being in the vein of Taken, Blood is set in motion when a husband disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife, to be played by Carano. The grieving wife passionately and recklessly pursues the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him. Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston wrote the script.

“This role will showcase not only Gina’s fighting skills, but also her acting abilities as her character struggles to reign in her violent past,” Stockwell tells The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie is scheduled to start shooting in late spring/early summer so it’s pretty much a given that she wouldn’t fight again until well after the movie wraps, if she ever fights again period. She didn’t close the door on returning to MMA in her recent round of interviews, but it certainly sounded like acting is the priority in her life now. I’d love to see her fight again, but hey if acting is where her heart is now and she can make a career out of it, then good for her. Either way, we still get to see her kick butt.

Image via Esther Lin for Strikeforce/Showtime