Cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Gina Carano, the 29-year-old star of Steven Soderbergh's Haywire is not someone you want to get into an argument with. This mixed martial-arts fighter who punches, kicks, slams, smashes, and whacks her rivals into pulp, was cast by the filmmaker when he reportedly watched her in the ring on sports television.
In her first movie outing, Carano plays Mallory Kane, a highly skilled assassin who goes on the run when she realizes she's been double-crossed by her boss and former lover (Ewan McGregor). We learn in the film's first scene itself that she can more than take care of herself, when she beats the living daylights out of a former colleague (Channing Tatum) in a roadside diner in upstate New York. ...more
10:39 PM, Jan 27, 2012