When I heard of the action spy movie Knockout starring MMA Gladiator Gina Carano, I didn’t pay much attention to it. It seemed like another action flick staring an athlete instead of an actor.
But the supporting cast was leaked by a “source” and if it is accurate, this sexy knockout lead has a LOT of support. Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Dennis Quaid and Michael Douglas all appear to have roles in this film and can add some meat to her potatoes.
When the action spy picture “Knockout” was first announced a few months ago, director Steven Soderbergh promised that the lead star, non-actress/ mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano would be surrounded by a name-recognizable cast of supporting talent and he wasn’t kidding.
Sources close to the project have confirmed to us that the principal cast members supporting Carano include Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Hunger”), Ewan McGregor, Dennis Quaid and Michael Douglas.
I find it interesting that a film with a martial arts personality and athlete as its core star would be propped up by such an ensemble cast.
The tasty Gina Carano is no stranger to cameras with all her TV experience and the revival of American Gladiators – on which she plays Crush. But she is not what I would qualify as an actor. But her supporting cast sure qualifies.
This might have something to it yet!