July 22, 2011 | 2:34 p.m.

Comic-Con 2011: Soderbergh goes ‘Haywire’ for MMA

The female-driven action movie is about to get a makeover.    “Haywire,” the new film from Steven Soderbergh, casts mixed martial arts star Gina Carano as a take-charge woman who’s not afraid of a fight — just as Carano wasn’t afraid to perform her own stunts. Carano, whom Soderbergh discovered on a random Saturday when watching an MMA fight on CBS, makes her theatrical debut as a privately employed special ops agent who’s been double-crossed by her employers. She, co-star Channing Tatum and Soderbergh were on hand Friday at Comic-Con International in San Diego, where Relativity Media debuted the trailer for the January release. “I’ve never seen someone perform like that, in a cage,” Soderbergh quipped  about Carano. So he and Lem Dobbs quickly pulled together a screenplay and an impressive cast that also includes Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and […]
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