Gina Rodriguez is in the thick of the action as Sicario meets Miss Congeniality – well, at a big stretch – in crime thriller Miss Bala.

As beauty contest winner Gloria, Rodriguez apparently “finds a power she never knew she had” after she’s drawn into the crime world upon witnessing a murder.

Also starring Ismael Cruz Córdova and Anthony Mackie, Miss Bala is a remake of the 2011 Mexican film of the same name.

Miss Bala is set to open in Australian cinemas next February.