Steven Soderbergh scores a Knockout

He's directing a spy thriller starring a lady brawler…

Forget Moneyball - or even Liberace - Steven Soderbergh has decided his next directing job will be spy thriller Knockout.

And in keeping with recent casting moves (such as porn starlet Sasha Grey for The Girlfriend Experience), he's hired mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano (below) to play the lead.

She's a beautiful woman, but do be careful about slobbering over her as she could quite easily smack the living daylights out of all of us.

With a script by regular collaborator Lem Dobbs, Knockout finds her as a xXx-style girl from the wrong side of the tracks who is offered a second chance to use her fast-fist skills to fight evil.

Soderbergh is planning the pic as a full-on action movie, with location shoots in Ireland, Turkey and the US, among others.

[Source: Variety]

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    • joker16

      Sep 7th 2009, 2:50

      Soderbergh seems to be very inconsistent in his film choices. He comes out with the great film Che, only to direct the very underwhelming Girlfriend Experience. Now it seems he's done it again. The Informant! looks great but it sounds like his latest endeavor, Knockout, will be a big dumb, loud, exploitative mess. Something Michael Bay would be proud of. Anyway, thats how I feel.

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