Two days after Lucasfilm confirmed that Gina Carano was fired from the Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian, the actress hit back at her detractors on Friday with the announcement that she’s teaming up with conservative website The Daily Wire for a new film that she will develop, produce, and star in.
In an Instagram post, Carano thanked The Daily Wire and its co-founder Ben Shapiro for helping her make her dream of developing and producing her own movie come true. “I cried out and my prayer was answered,” she wrote. “I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
Details about the film are being kept under wraps, but The Daily Wire said it will be exclusively released to its members to boost its entertainment division, and will be produced as part of its partnership with Dallas Sonnier and his production company, Bonfire Legend.
The first movie produced and distributed by the partnership was the feature-length thriller Run Hide Fight, which drew more than 300,000 viewers during its three-hour live streamed premiere last month.
In a statement, Shapiro called Carano “an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left.” He also said that they couldn’t be more excited to be working with her because The Daily Wire doesn’t only provide an alternative for consumers, “but also for creators who refuse to bow to the mob.”
“We’re eager to bring Gina’s talent to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep canceling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the Xwing to take down their Death Star,” added Shapiro.
Carano, who recurred as Cara Dune in the first two seasons of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, was dropped by Lucasfilm and her agency UTA after she shared a number of controversial posts on social media, including one that likened today’s divided political landscape in the U.S. to Nazi Germany. She also previously courted controversy for posts about election fraud and gender pronouns.