Variety.com is reporting that Gina Carano is set to star in a new Steven Soderbergh film titled “Knockout”:
“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. The film is a closer cousin to “La Femme Nikita” and “Kill Bill” than “Million Dollar Baby,” in that it doesn’t take place in the fight ring. Rather, Soderbergh considers the film as a flat out action film in the James Bond mold, and will shoot in locations around the world that include Ireland, Turkey and the U.S.
The article also goes on to say that Soderbergh plans on filling out the rest of the cast with named actors in supporting roles. One more high-profile MMA star taking time off from fighting with the acting bug.