Logan Lucky marks Steven Soderbergh’s return to directing after coming out of “retirement” after his 2013 movie Side Effects, and as such it’s one of the most anticipated movies of this year. Today is a great, great day, because not only do we get our first official look at Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, and Adam Driver’s characters, but we also get a release date that’s two months earlier than expected!
Any list of the best movie remakes of all-time has to include Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, a classy, canny update of the Rat Pack heist flick that originally starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Angie Dickinson. Soderbergh’s Ocean’s was an even more star-studded affair featuring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts. The critically acclaimed and commercially successful comedy ultimately spawned two sequels; together, the three Soderbergh Ocean’s made more than $1.1 billion worldwide, a number so large it would even impress Sinatra and Clooney’s Danny Ocean.
Starz’s series adaptation of Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience certainly turned heads last year, and it appears the second season will do as much in two directions. Producers confirm Season 2 will follow two separate storylines, as Anna Friel, Louisa Krause and Carmen Ejogo join the cast.
There are few major filmmakers working today that champion the medium as consistently and vocally as Steven Soderbergh. He’s a staggeringly prolific worker, whether as director, writer, or producer, and in the crumbs of spare time he has left, he immerses himself in the art form he’s made his life’s passion. He makes his devotion clear every January, when the master publishes a comprehensive diary of all the movies, TV, and books he took in over the past year, serving both as an insight into this talent’s personal viewing habits as well as a fine guide for anyone in search of a recommendation. Grill most directors about their favorite films of the current year, and they offer a mealy-mouthed excuse about having been really busy with production meetings lately before mentioning the one movie they’ve seen in the past couple of months. From the looks of it, Soderbergh only gets off the couch when it’s time to helm another incredible feature.
Scott Frank and Steven Soderbergh’s new Western miniseries Godless just keeps getting better. Not only will Newsroom alum Jeff Daniels lead the cast, but so too has former co-star Sam Waterston joined the ensemble, along with a confirmed Scoot McNairy and more.
The name is Bond…Bail Bond. At least that seems to be the case in these new photos from the set of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, which features a nearly unrecognizable Daniel Craig alongside a very recognizable Adam Driver. Both actors are sporting prison stripes in the pics, which also offer a glimpse at Riley Keough’s character. In addition to the set photos, a new report reveals that Sebastian Stan has joined the cast of what’s been described as a “hillbilly heist” movie.
‘Ocean’s Eight,’ the all-female heist comedy spinoff of Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ might be getting another new cast member. For the past few weeks the film has been collecting star after star like a poker player scooping up thousand-dollar chips, and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Sarah Paulson is the most recent to be in talks to join the fun.
We’ve heard rumblings for a while about Gary Ross’ all-female ‘Oceans 11' reboot. In addition to Sandra Bullock leading the film, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter have all been rumored. Now three more spots have reportedly been filled in what is some of the weirdest casting news in a while.
Starz’s efforts to take Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience to TV appear to have paid off, but don’t get too attached to any characters from Season 1. The network has officially confirmed an extended renewal for Season 2, albeit one with “entirely new characters and plotlines.”
When Cate Blanchett was initially rumored for the Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, so too was the film’s working title: Ocean’s Ocho, which refers to the number of characters in the ensemble for Gary Ross’ female-fronted heist project. Ross himself has now officially confirmed the title for the film, which he’s been developing with original Ocean’s trilogy director Steven Soderbergh for some time now. And if you’re wondering just how similar Ross’ film will be to its predecessors, the answer is “pretty similar.”