Although he’s directed two seasons of The Knick, another entire TV show yet to premiere, and an HBO movie, Steven Soderbergh hasn’t helmed a theatrical feature since Side Effects over four years ago. He’ll finally return this year with Logan Lucky, which features the eclectic cast of Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, David Denman, Macon Blair, Jack Quaid, and Brian Gleeson (not to mention cameos from six NASCAR drivers).
The Rebecca Blunt-scripted heist comedy follows a pair of brothers, Jimmy (Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Driver), who attempt to reverse a family curse by executing an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While it was initially rumored to be arriving in October, it’s now been set for an August opening by Bleecker Street and Fingerprint Releasing, and the first look has arrived.
The latter company was created by Soderbergh along with former Warner Bros. chief Dan Fellman. “This is the result of sixteen years of conversations I’ve had with Dan about creating a new distribution paradigm for star-driven, wide release projects. With LOGAN LUCKY I have the right movie, the right team, and the right partner in Bleecker Street to test some personal theories I’ve accumulated. It’s put-up-or-shut-up time,” says Soderbergh.
As we await a trailer, check out the first still, title treatment, and notice of release below.
Logan Lucky arrives on August 18, 2017.
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