Michael Douglas, McGregor, Quaid, Fassbender Join Soderbergh's Knockout
Posted 01.08.10 by reelz
A few days ago, Rhys Muldoon talked about Steven Soderbergh's secret improv movie, filmed in Australia with the cast of Soderbergh's play, Tot Mom.
Now, The Playlist writes that another of Soderbergh's forthcoming projects just signed a slew of all-star cast members. Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, and Dennis Quaid have all agreed to star in Knockout. The movie, described as a "revenge action-spy thriller," centers around mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano, whose only previous movie-acting credit was Blood and Bone with Michael Jai White.
All four actors will portray members of Carano's special unit. Carano herself is an agent who is betrayed by someone close to her. The rat will most likely be played by either Fassbender or another high-profile male actor, who was not named because his participation is yet to be confirmed. Douglas will play a governement agent, while McGregor will play the owner of a private military group.
Douglas is also set to star in the title role of Soderbergh's biopic Liberace, which will feature Matt Damon. In addition, Douglas will be reprising his role as Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's upcoming sequel Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.
Fassbender, who is on the rise after starring in 300 and Inglourious Basterds, will also be starring opposite Josh Brolin and Megan Fox in this summer's graphic-novel adaptation Jonah Hex.