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Former MMA star Gina Carano lands lead role in ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ show

Gina Carano is continuing to have a successful acting career after her fighting days. The former mixed martial arts star has just been announced to have a starring role on the upcoming Star Wars series titled “The Mandalorian.”

This would be Star Wars’ first live-action TV series, and they’re bringing a star-studded cast to the show that will be exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service. Pedro Pascal, who is known for roles in Narcos and Game of Thrones, will play the title role of The Mandalorian fighter.

Also on the cast with Pascal and Carano are Nick Nolte (Affliction, Warrior), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring from Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from Rocky), Omid Abtahi (The Hunger Games, American Gods), and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).