Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired North American rights to In The Blood, the action thriller starring former MMA fighter Gina Carano. 

John Stockwell directed the tale of a newlywed who tracks down the people who kidnapped her husband from their Caribbean honeymoon. Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston wrote the screenplay.

Stephen Lang, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Treat Williams, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Yvette Yates round out the key cast.

Anchor Bay plans a 2014 theatrical release and will be distribute with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

“The first time I saw Gina Carano fight with Pro Elite, I knew I had to make a movie with her,” said evp of acquisitions and co-productions Kevin Kasha. “In The Blood is the perfect film for Gina and we at Anchor Bay Films are proud to be releasing it.”

“In the Blood represents the start of a strong female franchise character and audiences are going to love seeing Gina Carano as Ava,” said producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Company.

Cash Warren and Marina Grasi also produced, while Andrew Mann, Dale Johnson, Nicola Horlick, Lee Portnoi, David Arnold, Stefan Sonnenfeld and Glenn M Stewart are the executive producers.  

The Way We Roll Productions and MICA Entertainment financed the project.