Pair set for ‘Knockout’

Banderas, Paxton join Soderbergh film

Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton are joining the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s action-thriller “Knockout” opposite martial arts champ Gina Carano.

Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender have been announced previously as cast members.

Relativity Media’s fully financing with Lionsgate distributing domestically and representing the film internationally. Gregory Jacobs and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing with Tucker Tooley exex producing.

“Knockout” marks the screen starring debut of Carano, portraying a top-level private security operative who’s convinced she’s been betrayed by her boss and the government and goes on the run to prove her suspicions are true.

Paxton will portray her father and Banderas will play a foreign operative drawn into the mission of revenge.

Script was written by Lem Dobbs, who previously worked with Soderbergh on “The Limey” and “Kafka.”

Soderbergh’s most recent project was “The Informant.”

Banderas recently completed “The Big Bang” and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Paxton’s in his fourth season on “Big Love.”

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