Saturday, July 20, 2024

Steven Soderbergh Never Retired– I Told You That Almost Two Years Ago


There was a lot of Twitter movement and squabbling among the trade reporters on Wednesday night. Seems they all went crazy because Steven Soderbergh is going to make a movie. Apparently everyone thinks he retired.

I wrote in May 2013 that Soderbergh had not retired, was simply taking a break from films and getting into TV. We were in Cannes for the premiere of “Beyond the Candelabra,” which Soderbergh made for HBO.

After that, Soderbergh produced “The Knick” and directed it, and set up “Mosaic” at HBO.

Now he’s going to make a movie, maybe with Channing Tatum and Michael Shannon. Matt Damon may be involved.

It must have been a slow news night around the campfire…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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