Netflix Scores Soderbergh’s “High Flying Bird”

Netflix Scores Soderberghs High Flying Bird

Netflix has acquired global rights to Steven Soderbergh’s sports-themed feature “High Flying Bird,” which marks his first collaboration with the streaming giant.

The anticipated drama, penned by “Moonlight” writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, is set during a pro basketball lockout and follows a sports agent (Andre Holland) who pitches a rookie basketball client (Melvin Gregg) an intriguing and controversial business proposition

Zazie Beetz, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, Zachary Quinto and Sonja Sohn co-star. Joseph Malloch is producing the film which was shot on an iPhone.

Soderbergh said in a statement this is the beginning of a relationship with Netflix. Whether that will include his high-profile Panama Papers movie “The Laundromat” currently in the works is unclear.

Netflix is planning a 2019 global release for “High Flying Bird”.

Source: Deadline