January 12, 2010 / 7:42 AM / 8 years ago

Two more joining Soderbergh's spy thriller

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Channing Tatum and Michael Angarano are in negotiations to join the all-star cast of Steven Soderbergh’s spy movie “Knockout.”

The film centers on a spy (mixed martial artist Gina Carano) who works for a Blackwater-style security contractor and is betrayed by one of her teammates.

Tatum, who will train with a Mossad agent in preparation for the part, will play one of the agents in her spy cell. Angarano plays a teen who sees Carano in trouble and decides to help, unwittingly ending up as her partner.

The two join Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Dennis Quaid in the Relativity Media production, which begins shooting next month.

The movie will take advantage of tax incentives and rebates in Spain and Ireland to make the most of its $25 million budget.

Tatum, whose credits include “Step Up” and “G.I. Joe,” next appears in Lasse Hallstrom’s “Dear John” and has “The Eagle of the Ninth,” directed by Kevin Macdonald, in the can.

Angarano (“Snow Angels”) recently wrapped production on Max Winkler’s romantic comedy “Ceremony” with Uma Thurman.

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