Former MMA star Gina Carano is continuing to grow in Hollywood.

Along with roles in several movies, Carano will be featured in the film In The Blood, which hits theaters April 4 of this year.

Carano plays Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. Her husband vanishes on their honeymoon and Ava is thrown into a world of violence.

The film also stars Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco and Danny Trejo. John Stockwell was the director.

Carano, 31 years old, stepped away from MMA after a 2009 loss to Cris Cyborg. She has appeared in such films as Fast & Furious 6, Haywire and Blood and Bone, along with Almost Human, a television show.