Give me a movie where women beat the living tar out of baddies (Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Salt, Sucker Punch), and you’ve got me hook, line, and sinker. But Haywire should grab cineastes on a deeper level, as it marks the reunion of director Steven Soderbergh with writer Lem Dobbs, the screenwriter behind The Limey and Soderbergh’s sophomore effort, Kafka.
Gambling on a non actor (ex-MMA fighter Gina Carano) as the film’s lead is similar to Sodebergh’s use of porn star Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experiment. Both are inspired bits of casting, and from the looks of the trailer, Carano doesn’t seem to be completely out of her element. Haywire features a group of A-list actors who can headline their own project (Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton and Ewan McGregor), but this time out they play second fiddle to Carano’s butt-kicking, badass ways.
In anticipation of the January 20th release of Haywire, I dug up a couple of sound bites from 2011 regarding Haywire.
Co-star Michael Angarano, during the interview for Ceremony, talked about his character in Haywire:
Ewan McGregor, who stars as the guy who double crosses the operative Mallory Kane (Carano), explained why Soderbergh is such a unique director:
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