Gina Carano Stars in Western – The Hollywood Reporter
Gina Carano is back in action on the big screen.
Days after being fired from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian for sharing a controversial post on social media, the mixed martial artist-turned-actress has confirmed that she is considering a collaboration with The daily thread, a conservative media company co-founded by Ben Shapiro. “The daily thread helps make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I screamed and my prayer was answered. I send a direct message of hope to all who live in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob,” she said in a statement to The daily thread exactly a year ago. “I’ve just started using my voice which is now freer than ever, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t undo us if we don’t let them.
The first look at their creative partnership, a feature film titled Terror in the prairiedebuted tonight via a 60-second trailer, a reveal that accompanied the launch of another daily thread feature film, Shut in, on the company’s YouTube channel and on DailyWire.com. This film, directed by DJ Caruso from a screenplay by Melanie Toast, stars Vincent Gallo, Rainey Qualley and Jake Horowitz.
As for Terror in the prairieit was directed by veteran author Michael Polish (Northfork, twin falls Idaho) from a screenplay by Josiah Nelson. The plot centers on a pioneer family battling against a gang of vicious outlaws bent on revenge. Carano is headlining a cast that includes Nick Searcy, MMA star Cowboy Cerrone, stand-up Tyler Fischer; Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, Heath Freeman, Samaire Armstrong, Travis Mills, Matthias Hues, Rhys Becker, Izzy Marshall, Jeremy Gauna and Thomas White Eagle.
The trailer features scenes that mark Carano’s return as an action hero as she raises a shotgun, fights a fight with a knife to her neck, and looks bloody and ready for battle. “I’m going to pack up the cart and get our kids out of this damn place,” her character says in the clip. The Western is due out this summer and, according to the company, it will be available to stream on DailyWire.com exclusively for daily thread members.
Shapiro co-founder Jeremy Boreing released a statement at the trailer’s launch, praising its star and producer as “excellent” and calling the Pole a world-class filmmaker. He says that despite the presumptions of The daily thread entering the film industry, their product is not like other conservative dishes. “When people hear that a conservative media company has entered the movie business, they often assume we’re making hyper-politicized films or milquetoast dramas, but we have no interest in producing Hillary’s Hard Drive Part III. or Christmas Romance in the Rockies.We create premium entertainment that every American can love.
Carano produces alongside Dallas Sonnier (bone tomahawk) and Amanda Presmyk (Run Hide Fight) through their production company Bonfire Legend. Terror in the prairie Brands The Daily Wire third collaboration with Bonfire Legend. Daily Wire co-founders Shapiro, Boreing and Caleb Robinson are credited as executive producers alongside Voltage Pictures’ Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter, who will handle overseas sales. Mills and Danielle Cox also received executive producer credits.
The film also marks a reunion for Nelson and Sonnier. The scribe was a client of Sonnier’s former management company, Caliber Media, ten years ago. After finishing Terror in the prairiehe sent it to Sonnier and Carano to receive a quick green light from daily thread and co-CEO Boreing.
Another photo of Carano can be seen below. Additional footage from the film is posted at IMDBincluding one featuring the cast and crew holding up a sign reading “Let’s Go Brandon”, a shorthand widely used by conservatives and critics of the current administration as it is used as a shorthand slur to mean “Fuck Joe Biden”.