Finally, the first official trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated heist comedy Logan Lucky has arrived. The marks Soderbergh’s first feature since 2013, in which he tells the story of two brothers, played by Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, who try to reverse a family curse and execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Following 2013, Soderbergh went into a self-imposed exile from filmmaking to work on the The Knick, the popular Cinemax program. But thankfully he has retuned, and it couldn’t seem more perfect. Backed by Bleecker Street and his very own Fingerprint Releasing, Soderbergh is throwing some serious Ocean’s 11 vibes out there. It looks fantastic, and the humor looks even better. But the highlight, so far, looks to be Daniel Craig. We’ve only seen Craig as Bond the last so many years, so it’s quite a breath of fresh air to see him in a role like “Joe Bang!!”
Quite honestly, no matter how just okay or great the trailer was, I was completely on board the minute I heard Soderbergh was directing, as well as directing a cast such as this one. I’m really looking forward to the massive supporting cast in this one, but the chemistry between on-screen brothers of Tatum and Driver is pretty damn amazing. They are a very unlikely pair, but the trailer gives a great tease of the kind of chemistry we’ll see from them come later this summer.
Check out the first trailer below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Did you like it? Was this the first you’ve heard of it? What was your favorite part? Also don’t forget to check out my live reaction to the trailer, which I’ve attached below the official trailer. Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky is released on August 18th, 2017 and stars Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, and Hilary Swank.