Steven Soderbergh Lands A “Knockout”

Relativity Media will finance and produce Steven Soderbergh’s next feature “Knockout”.

Lem Dobbs (“The Limey”) will pen the screenplay described as a “action-packed, female spy story in the vein of ‘The Bourne Identity'”. Martial arts breakout star Gina Carano is in talks to join the cast.

In a unique move, Soderbergh will forgo his upfront salary but lets him retain ownership of the film with Relativity. The move helps keep the budget tight and will yield a big payoff for Soderbergh if the film is a hit.

Soderbergh will direct the film as well as produce alongside Gregory Jacobs and Ryan Kavanaugh.