Steven Soderbergh Reunites With Andre Holland for NBA Drama From ‘Moonlight’ Writer
The series of proper nouns in that headline should be more than enough to get you pumped for Steven Soderbergh’s next film. The previously semi-retired director is back and busier than ever, and already prepping two follow-ups to this spring’s thriller Unsane — which was shot entirely on iPhones. First up is High Flying Bird, which reunites Soderbergh with The Knick’s Andre Holland.
According to The Film Stage, Soderbergh is currently readying the NBA drama scripted by Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McCraney — making it a double reunion for Holland, who also appeared in Moonlight. The film, which is set to begin shooting later this month, is described as follows: “During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Dean (Holland), presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.”
That’s an intriguing, though somewhat vague plot description, leaving us to wonder just what this “controversial business opportunity” might be. We’re sure to hear more in the coming weeks, but High Flying Bird isn’t the only new project on Soderbergh’s horizon. Deadline recently reported that Studio 8 has acquired a pitch from Scott Z. Burns (Contagion) and James Greer (Unsane) called Planet Kill for Soderbergh to produce and possibly direct. The plot for that one remains under wraps, but if the prolific filmmaker signs on, he could start filming Planet Kill later this year.
In the meantime, Unsane, starring Claire Foy and Juno Temple, hits theaters on March 23.