Tatum, Angarano go for ‘Knockout’

Pair set for Soderbergh's action-thriller

Channing Tatum and Michael Angarano have joined the cast of Stephen Soberbergh’s action-thriller “Knockout.”

Thesps are joining Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, and martial arts champ Gina Carano.

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, who’s portraying a top-level private security operative, who’s convinced she has been betrayed by her boss and the government and goes on the run to prove her suspicions are true.

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

Tatum will be seen next in Screen Gems’ love story “Dear John” with Amanda Seyfried, set for release Feb. 5.

Angarano’s credits include David Gordon Green’s “Snow Angels” opposite Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale and “The Forbidden Kingdom” opposite Jackie Chan and Jet Li. He recently wrapped production on Max Winkler’s “Ceremony” opposite Uma Thurman.

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