Carano, an actress and fitness model, is no stranger to the world of martial arts as she has been a competitor in Strikeforce and is currently under contract by the UFC.
“It will be fun to watch Gina as the sneaky and dangerous temptress, a boa constrictor of this fighting jungle. Watch out kickboxers!” Kickboxer producer Ted Field offered in a statement.
In addition to Van Damme, Gina Carano joins Alain Moussi , Dave Bautista, Georges St. Pierre and Sara Malakul Lan .
John Stockwell (Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden) is directing Kickboxer which is said to have a 2015 release date.
Kickboxer follows Kurt Sloan (Moussi), a talented martial artist who travels to Thailand where he must learn the secrets of the kickboxer to avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista).