Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire Goes to Relativity

Relativity Media has announced that they’ve acquired North American rights to Steven Soderbergh’s spy/action/MMA film “Haywire”, the big-screen debut of MMA fighter and former “American Gladiators” asskicker Gina Carano. So far, we haven’t seen much of anything from the movie. Okay, so we haven’t seen anything from the movie yet, which just leaves me more curious. Soderbergh has never been what you would call an “action director”, and the film is absolutely that — his first real, pure action movie. Add to that a novice actress in the lead, and this thing is either going to shock everyone by how good it is, or … not.

In Haywire, an electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. The film is produced by Gregory Jacobs (Ocean’s Trilogy) and written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey).

Carano co-stars with Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas and Michael Angarano.

“Haywire” goes, well, haywire January 20, 2012.