By brendon January 11, 2012 @ 11:41 AM
Steven Soderbergh is an Academy Award winning director, so it was a little surprising to see that his new movie ‘Haywire’ is a pure, unrepentant action film. Even more surprising was that, while big stars like Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Fassbender fill out the cast, the star is Gina Carano.
If you don’t know, Gina Carano is not an actor. She’s an MMA fighter, ranked 3rd in the world at one point, with a background in Muay Thai, and who trains with the great Greg Jackson.
Anyway, last night they put the first five minutes of ‘Haywire’ online.
As you can see it was very wise of Soderbergh to have Ginas first scene be with Channing Tatum, because compared to him she looks like Meryl Streep. He’s so dumb looking and wooden, half the time I see him on screen I end up thinking someone paused the movie.
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By brendon August 19, 2011 @ 2:19 PM
Lindsay Lohan spends a lot of time going to bars and parties and taking trips to New York and surfing these days, basically everything but doing her community service and acting.
But E! says she was at least up for a part in a new Steven Soderbergh movie starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew McConaughey. She would have played a male strippers drunken trouble-making girlfriend. In other words, white trash, the role Lindsay has been training for her whole life!
So why did director Steven Soderbergh pass up Lohan for the role?
“He didn’t want to deal with all that. Nobody wanted to go there.”
Keep in mind that Alex Pettyfer is the guy whose girlfriend broke up with him and then checked into a hotel under a fake name because she was “terrified” of him. Also keep in mind that Channing Tatum cannot fucking act whatsoever, and that Soderbergh directed a movie starring porn star Sasha Grey. You could apparently pick up the phone and hit 10 random numbers and Soderbergh would put whoever answered in a movie, but he drew the line at Lohan. That’s probably not good.
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