Wednesday, November 16, 2011
HAYWIRE | Features MMA superstar GINA CARANO. Is she the next Angelina Jolie?
In fairness to the trailer, this gets your attention instantly. Within the first few seconds, the characters are slamming each other on the floor and heavy martial arts is let loose.
This is not a new genre, femme fatales have been the most powerful vehicles and have launched careers of Jennifer Garner (Alias), Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider, Wanted), Mila Jovovich (Resident Evil) and many more. But what may be offered at least for a change is someone who actually does her own martial arts and is credible.
This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous); and introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts.
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.