'Haywire' Lands at Relativity Media

A January 20, 2012 release date has been set for this spy thriller starring MMA fighter Gina Carano as a covert agent who is double-crossed.
Relativity Media acquires Haywire starring Ewan McGregor and Gina Carano
Relativity Media acquires Haywire starring Ewan McGregor and Gina Carano
Relativity Media announced today that it has retained North American rights to theatrically market and distribute its action-thriller Haywire, directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic). The film is set for a January 20, 2012 wide release.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano (American Gladiators) makes her feature film debut, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. The film's talented cast also includes Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Bill Paxton (Titanic), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous).

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).

The film was previously set to release through Lionsgate, a distribution partner before Relativity structured its own distribution arm. Lionsgate's Mandate International is handling foreign rights.

"We are honored to be working with Steven Soderbergh on this project. This film is full of amazing action sequences, and with a sophistication only Steven Soderbergh can deliver," said Relativity's President of Worldwide Production, Tucker Tooley. "We're very excited to add our picture to Relativity's 2012 slate. We're looking forward to working with our partners at Lionsgate on the release internationally."

Haywire was released January 20th, 2012 and stars Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Angarano, Mathieu Kassovitz. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.



Sources: Relativity Media

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Comments (4)

  1. Mka47

    what the hell? how did this mma chick get in a movie with all these big names?

    3 years agoby @mka47Flag

  2. Cripple

    About time we got a release date for this.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Tatum might be a sore sight for some people, but with the other cast, I can't complain. Let's see what happens

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Dan

    Paxton, Douglas, and Fassbender in one movie together is epic. If only Tatum, Banderas, and McGregor weren't in it (well, McGregor could stay).

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag