Two more joining Soderbergh's 'Knockout'

7:00 PM PST 01/11/2010 by Borys Kit, AP

Channing Tatum, Michael Angarano eyeing roles in spy movie

Channing Tatum and Michael Angarano are in negotiations to join Steven Soderbergh's all-star cast of "Knockout," the revenge spy movie he's directing for Relativity.

The script by Lem Dobbs 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 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.

Following "Knockout," Tatum will shoot Dito Montiel's crime thriller "Son of No One" with Robert De Niro. The actor, repped by UTA and Management 360, next appears in Lasse Hallstrom's "Dear John" and has "The Eagle of the Ninth," directed by Kevin Macdonald, in the can.

UTA-repped Angarano, who appeared in David Gordon Green's "Snow Angels," recently wrapped production on Max Winkler's romantic comedy "Ceremony" with Uma Thurman.
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