Haywire (2011)


Haywire tells the story of a black ops super soldier who came from the wrong side of the tracks, but uses her skills to be constructive.

Mallory Kane is the black ops soldier. After a mission goes wrong, which they always do at the beginning of these things, she is double crossed and must get back home to the U.S to save her family and right all the wrongs of the world. Okay, maybe not ALL the wrongs, but at least two thirds.

One fifth.

A hundredth?


The Scoop

Steven Soderbergh is directing a straightforward action flick? Wow. Oh, but he cast MMA’s most recognizable female, Gina Carano. So it’s still kinda strange. After casting porn star Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience, he must have decided that he’ll just cast off the wall actresses for everything, making him the greatest director of all time.

At least that’s the assumption.

Anyways, Haywire has gone through a number of changes since it was first announced. It was originally called Knockout, which would have been so much more clever, since it would be about how she can kick butt, and is good enough looking to be considered a ‘knockout.’ I totally get it. Apparently the story has gone through some changes as well, although specifics weren’t released about what the other possibilities were.


Who’s It For?

Probably PG-13.

Movie Release Date

TBA January 2011.

Who’s In It?

Channing Tatum
Ewan McGregor
Michael Fassbender
Michael Douglas
Antonio Banderas
Michael Angarano
Bill Paxton
Mathieu Kassovitz
Gina Carano … Mallory Kane

Interesting Fact

Gina Carano was the greatest American Gladiator EVER. True story.

Related Movies

The Girlfriend Experience, The Marine, Warrior

What’s Good About It?

Gina Carano is hot. Well, when she’s getting punched in the face. Which she probably will be in Haywire. Awesome.

Most of the cast is really good too. Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, and Bill Paxton all have some solid work under their belt, so they should be able to help Carano figure out this ‘acting’ thing.

What’s Bad About It?

Channing Tatum.

Our Clever Prediction

I’m thinking the critics will like Haywire. Soderbergh doesn’t have a lot of misses when it comes to critical praise.

Not sure about the box office until I see a trailer. At which point I will accurately predict the box office total within 13 cents. I am that good.

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  1. I am so watching it if Channing Tatum is there. So sad….it’s obvious the writer is jelous of Channing.

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