Channing Tatum’s action film ‘Haywire‘ will hit US and UK theaters on January 20, 2012. The studio recently released a new trailer, and today, fans get to check out Chan on the film’s new UK poster via Empire Magazine…
‘Haywire‘ is a dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) boasts a talented cast that includes Chan, Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zoro), Bill Paxton (“Big Love”), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous); and introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts.
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.
Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
Chan filmed his role in Barcelona, Spain and New Mexico in February and March of 2010 and will play Aaron, one of the elite specialists on Carano’s team. His character is a military gearhead-type who’s sent to try and bring her back in once she’s been double-crossed.
‘Haywire‘ was chosen as the coveted surprise screening at this year’s AFI Film Festival. After attending the screening, Hollywood Reporter critic Todd McCarthy reported that he found the film to be “engaging” and said Gina Carano “kicks considerable ass,” and Variety said the action heavy movie is “breathtaking” and Carano is “coolly charismatic”.
Soderbergh mentioned in an interview that when Chan first saw the film, he commented…
“God, it’s so much fun to watch [Gina] beat her way through the cast.”
Want to attend the January 5th US premiere for the film and help a great cause at the same time? Head on over to Charity Buzz to bid on two tickets to the star-studded Los Angeles premiere! Proceeds from the charity auction will be donated to the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation, the largest and oldest charitable organization in the US dedicated to the care of children suffering from blood diseases and cancers.
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