Ewan McGregor Gets Beat Up in New Set Photos from Steven Soderbergh's Haywire
03.12.11 by BJSprecher
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Actor Ewan McGregor, who once played the powerful Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' Star Wars prequel trilogy, was recently spotted on the set of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's new spy thriller, Haywire (formerly Knockout), getting his butt kicked...by a girl! Well, to be fair, actress Gina Carano is all woman and a real-life Muay Thai-trained mixed martial arts fighter, so we'll forgive Obi—er, Ewan—just this once.
Haywire was written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey) and follows a freelance covert operative (Carano) who is double-crossed by her handlers after her latest mission goes "haywire" and must fight her way back to America to protect her family and seek revenge upon those who betrayed her. An expert in the ring (professional record of 7-1-0), Carano is a relative novice in front of the camera, but Soderbergh has surrounded her with a powerful cast of Hollywood all-stars, including Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Michael Angarano
and Antonio Banderas.