Getting fired from The Mandalorian hasn’t exactly put Gina Carano out of work. After recently working on a Western with plans to shoot a thriller movie in early 2022, Carano has just been cast in My Son Hunter, an unauthorized biopic of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. The actress announced her involvement in a video that’s been posted to YouTube, which you can check out below.
My Son Hunter is directed by Robert Davi with Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney producing. It follows the son of the U.S. President, delving into his allegedly scandalous lifestyle, and is being made without the involvement of the Biden family. Carano plays a world-weary secret service agent in the movie, joining previously announced cast members Laurence Fox (Lewis) as Hunter Biden and John James (Dynasty) as Joe Biden.
“The story, the cast, the crew, the people, this is what makes art great and this is what we’re doing,” Carano said of her casting, per Deadline. “I feel excited to be working with incredible actors, a visionary director and some newfound friends as producers. The script was instantly intriguing and side achingly hilarious to me, especially after being newly exposed to the political realm in 2020.”
She added, “Robert Davi is someone who reached out to me as soon as I was ‘canceled’ in Feb. 2021. I signed on in support of him and one of my favorite humans Laurence Fox. They both have always been actors I adore watching and now they both have become my friends and mentors. The icing on the cake was getting to meet John James, a wildly funny charismatic and lovable human. It is such a pleasure to be on the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling.”
Director Robert Davi also said, “When we think of the modern female, we look to women that are intelligent, feminine, strong, nurturing and vulnerable and have a sense of humor. I have been blessed by knowing women who have served our nation … I wanted an actress who the audience would believe is capable of protecting such an iconic figure as Joe Biden.”
Gina Carano, a former professional MMA fighter, is perhaps best known for her role as Cara Dune on the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. After playing the character for two seasons, Carano was shown the door by Lucasfilm after posting controversial memes online, resulting in a social media campaign to #FireGinaCarano. Many fans signed a petition for Disney to bring her back to the show and her former co-star Giancarlo Esposito recently named her as his favorite person to work with on The Mandalorian.
It’s very unlikely Carano will return to the Star Wars universe anytime soon, but she will be appearing in several other projects in the future. After her Mando firing, she quickly partnered up with Ben Shapiro to develop multiple movies for The Daily Wire. She will star and produce the road thriller White Knuckle along with the Western movie Terror on the Prairie. News of Carano’s latest casting in My Son Hunter comes to us from Deadline.
This final reveal trailer released late last month offers fans a good idea of what to expect from the action-heavy romp before it hit theatres.
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