Haywire Loses R-Rating Appeal
Steven Soderbergh’s action drama Haywire starring mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano will remain R-rated after the MPAA turned down a request to change the rating from R to PG-13.
Here’s the statement from the MPAA:
“The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the R rating given to the movie Haywire. The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) had assigned the movie the R rating for ‘some violence.’ In the appeal brought by Five Continents, the Appeals Board heard statements on behalf of Haywire from Steven Soderbergh, the film’s director, and Kyle Davies, President, Worldwide Distribution for Relativity Media. The Classification and Rating Administration was represented by Chairman Joan Graves.”
The Haywire Plot:
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.
Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.