What could be more exciting than a NASCAR race? A movie about a NASCAR race heist starring Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum and Adam Driver. (Matt Damon is not in the film, despite early reports to the contrary.)
The new flick with all this star-power is Logan Lucky and it’s being directed by Steven Soderbergh, the man behind the Ocean’s franchise. The plot revolves around two brothers who plan a heist at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina during a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
NASCAR is collaborating with Soderbergh on the film, and it marks Soderbergh’s first movie since announcing his supposed retirement from the film industry in 2013. Soderbergh’s worked with Channing Tatum before on “Haywire,” “Magic Mike” and “Side Effects.”
Daniel Craig only days ago signed on to join the film, amid all the talk that he’s retiring from the James Bond franchise (rumors which appear to be true.) According to Deadline, Katherine Heigl is also finalizing a deal to appear in the movie.
“We are excited to work with Steven, Channing and all of Logan Lucky’s incredible cast and producers,” said Zane Stoddard, NASCAR vice president of entertainment marketing and content development. “It’s a big-hearted, fun story that showcases NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway as the world-class sports entertainment property and venue that they are, much like the Bellagio in Steven’s Ocean’s Eleven.”
Pre-production started over Memorial Day weekend at the Coca-Cola 600. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in the fall of 2017.
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