There are two sides to Steven Soderbergh. There's his thinky, intellectual "cinema" side ("The Girlfriend Experience," "Che"), and there's his commercial, star-driven movies side (the "Ocean's" films, "Contagion").
His new spy thriller "Haywire" fits into the second category, with two exceptions: 1) It stars a relative unknown in Gina Carano, a former MMA fighter acting in her first lead film role, and 2) as fun as the "Ocean's" movies are, we've never known a Soderbergh movie to look like it kicks this much ass.
Carano plays an operative hired by governments to do their dirty work for them, until she's double-crossed and has to figure out whom she can trust ... and who deserves her wrath. A glittering supporting cast (Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Bill Paxton, to name a few) will be along either to help her or get the hell out of her way. Check out the action in this exclusive TV spot; "Haywire" opens in theaters January 20.