Haywire (2012)

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Haywire Release Date
January 20, 2012
Haywire Synopsis
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 (GI Joe: Rise of the 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).
Haywire Credits
Starring: Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor and Channing Tatum
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Produced by: Gregory Jacobs
MPAA Rating: [ PG ]
Distributor: Relativity Media
Release Date:  January 20, 2012
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