Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Adds Adam Driver and Riley Keough, Loses Michael Shannon
Those rumors from a few months back have (thankfully) proven true, as it would appear that Steven Soderbergh is plotting his first feature film since 2013. Titled Logan Lucky, the heist film reunites Soderbergh with Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, and although Michael Shannon has unfortunately dropped out of the project, a few more actors have joined the lineup.
According to Deadline, Shannon had to exit Logan Lucky due to a scheduling conflict, but The Force Awakens and Girls star Adam Driver has joined Channing Tatum in the project, which is described as a “hillbilly heist” movie. And in a very curious bit of potential casting, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is also in talks for a role. THR adds the casting of Riley Keough, who currently stars in The Girlfriend Experience, the Soderbergh-produced Starz series based on the director’s 2009 film of the same name.
There’s been some confusion over the film’s title — initial reports had it as Lucky Logan, while today’s updates refer to it as Logan Lucky. Either way, the film centers on two brothers who hatch a crazy scheme to pull off a heist during a major NASCAR race. (That sounds a little like Ocean’s 11 meets Talladega Nights, which is 100 percent okay by me.)
Soderbergh has yet to confirm that he’s directing Logan Lucky, but FilmNation is currently shopping for distributors at Cannes. The project would be Soderbergh’s first film since 2013, when he released Side Effects and HBO’s Behind the Candelabra. He’s currently in post-production on another HBO film, Mosaic, and has plans to return for Season 3 of The Knick.