Friday, January 8, 2010

Steven Soderbergh's 'Knockout' Gets A Great Cast

Theplaylist have revealed the cast so far for Steven Soderbergh's 'Knockout' and what a cast indeed, flicks news favorite Michael Fassbender. Ewan McGregor, Dennis Quaid and Michael Douglas have joined the revenge action-spy thriller.

The story seems to have changed from the original proposal of Lem Dobbs script — a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who is given a second chance to use her skills for constructive purposes- to a more Borune esq thriller, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and especially one who kicks serious ass. Double crossed by someone on her own team, Mallory Kane (Carano)— a black ops super soldier — seeks to uncover who has set her up to take the fall for a job that goes bad and involves a murder.

Fassbender and one other actor who has yet to sign-on officially play members of her commando spy unit, and one of these two plays the central antagonist that betrays Carano's character. McGregor's role is that of the owner/guy who runs a Blackwater private military company-type group that the female fighting champion is a part of.

UPDATE: Channing Tatum has now been added to the cast and Antonio Banderas is in talks to join the cast also reported is David Holmes will be on composing duties.