Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

Former MMA fighter Gina Carano will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in director Tim Miller’s upcoming action adventure Deadpool, based on the Marvel Comics character.

Lauren Shuler Donner is producing ‘Deadpool’, set for a March start in Vancouver.

Reynolds portrays the title character, a wise-cracking mercenary named Wade Wilson, who gains an accelerated healing ability while seeking a cure for his cancer. Carano (Fast & Furious 6, Haywire) will play the role of Angel Dust, part of the Morlocks group of mutants in the Marvel universe.

Miller is directing the superhero film from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Carano recently wrapped production on the Kickboxer reboot.

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