By Simon Dang | The Playlist July 20, 2011 at 12:34PM
Following the first official look at star Gina Carano firing a machine gun in Steven Soderbergh's long-awaited spy thriller "Haywire," two new images from the film have now arrived featuring the MMA star in action alongside co-star Channing Tatum.
The duo lead a star-studded cast which includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas and Michael Angarano for what promises to be a taut actioner that will follow Carano's covert ops specialist as she discovers she’s been double-crossed and aims to take revenge on her own company. The film was written by Lem Dobbs (”The Limey”) with Soderbergh regular David Holmes (the ‘Oceans’ trilogy, “Out of Sight”) returning to write the score.
Interestingly, after announcing that she would return to MMA fighting after completing the pic, Carano was mysteriously pulled from a comeback bout on June 18th for what are still unknown reasons. Her first return in the public eye since then? The glamour that is Comic-Con, which begins this week. Here's a lengthier synopsis for the flick:
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
After a complicated road to distribution, "Haywire" hits theaters January 20th next year.