The face of woman’s MMA, Gina Carano’s movie debut in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Haywire’ (formerly known as ‘Knockout’) is now complete and is expected to be released in January, 2011.

The spy thriller features Carano in the lead role with an all-star cast including Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum and Bill Paxton.

The finished movie was shown to a select group of people recently, one of whom was American TV journalist Rich Eisen who appeared impressed with what he saw.

“Saw the new Soderbergh movie “Haywire” the other night. Comes out in January. Already can’t wait to see it again. It’s THAT good,” he said on his twitter account.

While that’s certainly positive news for the MMA superstar, it’s worth noting that in the movie world January is generally seen as the dumping ground for bad movies and future box-office flops.

Meanwhile there is still no word on if and when Carano might return to mixed martial arts competition. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently admitted that he had not heard from her since she left to shoot the movie and could not pinpoint when she may return.

In this instance I fear that no news is bad news. Since her loss to Cris Cyborg back in August of last year the star has given no indication that she will return to the sport that made her famous.

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