First image released from Steven Soderbergh’s MMA action spy thriller Haywire

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Relativity Media has released the official first look for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming action thriller Haywire.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano makes her feature film debut, starring in the film and performing her own stunts. Haywire’s cast also includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Bill Paxton (Titanic), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous).

In the Soderbergh-directed Haywire – a tale of espionage and betrayal – a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. The film is produced by Gregory Jacobs (Ocean’s Trilogy) and written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey).

Haywire will be in theaters on January 20, 2012.

Gina Carano in Haywire
Gina Carano in Haywire