Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ finds distributor
So many stars in this project
An all-star cast leads the upcoming comedy “Logan Lucky,” which will release nationwide on August 18, 2017. “Logan Lucky” stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes and Daniel Craig.
It was announced today that Bleecker Street has partnered with Fingerprint Releasing to distribute Steven Soderbergh’s comedy, which follows two brothers as they attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race. The studio described the film stating, “Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
The film was shot at Charlotte Motor Speedway, during the actual NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500, as well as at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans should recogonize six NASCAR stars, in non-driver cameo roles, during the film.
The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, David Denman, Macon Blair, Jack Quaid, and Brian Gleeson. The original screenplay is by Rebecca Blunt, and Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Reid Carolin, and Channing Tatum served as producers. Zane Stoddard of NASCAR is an Executive Producer, along with Michael Polaire and Dan Fellman.
Fingerprint Releasing, created by Soderbergh, is piloted by Fellman, former long-time head of distribution for Warner Bros. Soderbergh talked about the project adding, “This is the result of sixteen years of conversations I’ve had with Dan about creating a new distribution paradigm for star-driven, wide release projects. With LOGAN LUCKY I have the right movie, the right team, and the right partner in Bleecker Street to test some personal theories I’ve accumulated. It’s put-up-or-shut-up time.”
Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Steven and the team at Fingerprint to break new ground and bring such an exciting film to audiences this summer.”
The deal was negotiated between Andrew Karpen with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and Ken Meyer on behalf of the filmmakers.