Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank to co-star in Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky'

By Karen Butler  |  May 25, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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May 25 (UPI) -- Steven Soderbergh has assembled a stellar cast for his next heist comedy Logan Lucky.

Starring Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Adam Driver, Dwight Yoakam, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough and Daniel Craig, the movie is expected to open in theaters on Aug. 18 and will begin streaming exclusively on Amazon in early 2018.

"Trying to reverse the infamous Logan Family Curse, brothers Jimmy Logan and Clyde Logan, along with sister Mellie Logan, hook up with accomplice Joe Bang to execute an impossibly elaborate robbery during the Coca-Cola 600, the biggest NASCAR race of the year," a synopsis said.

"The deal with Amazon is the final, crucial piece of the puzzle. The scale of this endeavor required a fearless, flexible co-conspirator, and Amazon has shown they have the appetite and vision to help us navigate these semi-unchartered waters. I'm both relieved and excited, which is one of my favorite states of being," Soderbergh said in a statement Thursday.

"We're thrilled to be working with the Fingerprint Releasing team," added Jason Ropell, Amazon's vice president of worldwide movies. "The combination of a pioneering director, a compelling script and an A-list cast made this an easy decision. We strive to work with partners who bring innovative ideas to our service; with Fingerprint Releasing, Steven is creating a new paradigm for indies which can seriously compete with major studios on director and star-driven projects, and we're excited to support that vision."

Soderbergh is known for his work on the Ocean's Eleven trilogy, Erin Brockovich, Traffic and Magic Mike, as well as on TV's Behind the Candelabra, The Knick and The Girlfriend Experience. Logan Lucky is the first film he is directing after a four-year break.

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