[Update: Deadline now reports that Michael Shannon has had to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts, but Adam Driver is signing on and Seth MacFarlane is also in talks for a role. Our original story follows below.]
I’m glad that Steven Soderbergh’s retirement from filmmaking has been relatively shortlived. Although he was previously cranking out movies at the pace of at least one per year since 2004, he recently “retired” from filmmaking and turned his eye to television with Cinemax’s critically acclaimed The Knick. However, it looks like he will be returning to cinema with his first film since 2013’s Side Effects with the heist film Lucky Logan.
There was rumors of the project this past February, which Soderbergh then quickly shot down, so people assumed that maybe he was just serving as a producer on the project, which is set to star Michael Shannon and Channing Tatum as brothers who plan a heist during a high-profile NASCAR race. Now THR is confirming the logline line and that Shannon and Tatum are aboard. THR also adds that Riley Keough, who leads Starz’ The Girlfriend Experience, which Soderbergh executive produces, has joined the cast.
Per THR, “The director has never officially confirmed he’ll be breaking out of his self-declared retirement, but Filmnation is selling international rights in Cannes,” so it sounds like he’s good to go. No word yet on when this will be getting in front of cameras, but hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.