Having stuck to television and non-directing capacities on films like “Magic Mike XXL,” filmmaker Steven Soderbergh may give up his retirement and return to feature directing for a new film called “Logan Lucky”.
Deadline reports that Channing Tatum and Michael Shannon will serve as the leads in the project, though Matt Damon’s name has also been linked. Of the trio, Damon is the only name confirmed at this point.
The project is being dubbed a hillbilly take on “Ocean’s 11” and will involve a heist during a NASCAR-syle race. The script is being shopped around the studios this week ahead of filming this Fall.
Mark Johnson and Gregory Jacobs will produce. Soderbergh says he’ll reveal more about the film shortly, and not in the way you’d expect. He tweeted: “Rest assured, all will be revealed when I give my exclusive, no-holds-barred interview with CATSTER magazine. You think I’m kidding. To be clear: Facts are SO twentieth century.”
Soderbergh’s last theatrical feature was 2013’s “Side Effects” and his last feature directing effort was the HBO telemovie “Behind the Candelabra”. More recently he directed every episode of the first two seasons of Cinemax’s “The Knick”.