Knockout role for Ewan McGregor
Published 08/01/2010 | 13:18
Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender have apparently signed up to star in Steven Soderbergh's new thriller Knockout.
They will be joined by veteran actors Dennis Quaid and Michael Douglas and mixed martial arts star Gina Carano, Playlist reports.
The movie tells the story of super soldier Mallory Kane, played by Carano, who is betrayed by one of her own team and launches a personal hunt for revenge.
Douglas is tipped to play a shady government figure, while Fassbender will be a member of her commando spy unit, and a potential candidate for Kane's betrayer.
Star Wars actor McGregor is due to play the owner of a private military company, who comes into Kane's life after she leaves her troop.
The film is scripted by Soderbergh's regular collaborator Lem Dobbs, and the final title may not be Knockout.
It is due to shoot on location in New Mexico, Ireland and Turkey.