New spies for film “Knockout”

The latest in spy movie news is all about the star-studded cast of Steven Soderbergh’s new revenge espionage flick “Knockout.”

The film, which starts shooting next month, is about a spy who works for a security contractor not unlike Blackwater. One of her teammates betrays her, and…well for the rest you’ll have to wait and see. The movie’s not due out until 2011.

Gina Carano plays the female lead, joined by Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Dennis Quaid. The two actors currently in negotiations to join Knockout’s cast are Channing Tatum and Michael Angarano. The former – who will train with a Mossad agent for the part – will be a member of Carano’s spy cell. The latter will play a teenager who helps Carano gets out of a tight spot and in doing so, inadvertently becomes her partner.

The budget for the film’s not huge ($25 mill) and the shooting will take place in Spain and Ireland to make full use of tax incentives and rebates offered in those countries.

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