Fighter Gina Carano, (best known to “American Gladiators” fans as “Crush,”) has been tapped to play the lead in a new thriller from director Steven Soderbergh. What makes this news all the more exciting is that the movie, (called “Knockout,”) is written by Lem Dobbs.
Soderbergh and Dobbs last collaborated on “The Limey.” (They also worked together on “Kafka.”) Variety sums up “Knockout’s” plot thusly: ““Knockout” casts Carano as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who is given a second chance to use her skills for constructive purposes. ”
Production will start in January.