Rumors are running wild tonight about Steven Soderbergh ending his retirement and returning to feature directing with Channing Tatum and Matt Damon in a script called Hillbilly Heist. That report in our sister publication Variety doesn’t exactly match up with what Deadline is hearing: the stars in the package are actually Soderbergh’s Magic Mike partner Tatum and Michael Shannon in the leads, with Damon not part of the package. The title we’re hearing on this heist pic is Logan Lucky, and while Glen Basner is listed in a report as the producer, he’s just selling foreign. The producers are Mark Johnson and Gregory Jacobs. Script’s being shown to studios this week, to shoot in the fall. More to come.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.