Thursday, April 25, 2024

Exclusive: Post-“Logan Lucky” Steven Soderbergh Plots Next Film, “High Flying Bird”


For those of us who loved “Logan Lucky” the summer, it’s really good to hear that Steven Soderbergh is plotting his next film.

Soderbergh and his screenwriter wife Jules Asner were among the A listers in the audience last night on Broadway for Clive Owen in “M Butterfly.” (Soderbergh directed Clive in the beloved “The Knick” on Cinemax.)

The couple was happily surprised to see another “Knick” star, Andre Holland, was also in the audience. Why’s that? Well, it turns out Holland will star in Soderbergh’s next film, called “High Flying Bird.” The film is set to start in February and the only other thing this gang would tell me was that it’s named for a famous Richie Havens song.

Also at the premiere last night: Tamara Tunie, back in New York after filming a Netflix mini series abroad. “I have news, it’s great, but I can’t tell you yet,” said Tamara with a Cheshire cat grin. Sounds good! Also on the scene: Andrew Rannells, Edie Falco, Ruben Blades, Phillipa Soo, and Disney’s Tom Schumacher.

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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