Steven Soderbergh‘s crime drama No Sudden Move, in the works at Warner Bros. and HBO Max, is making a sudden move by going back into production after a coronavirus delay.
However the eclectic director is now bringing some new names with him for the restart. David Harbour, Noah Jupe and Brendan Fraser have been added to the cast.
They join stars Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro, as well as co-stars Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Bill Duke, Frankie Shaw and Julia Fox. Ed Solomon (Men In Black, Bill And Ted Face The Music) has written the script.
The project previously went by the title of Kill Switch, and revolves around a group of small-time criminals in 1955 Detroit who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. When their plan goes horribly wrong, their search for who hired them and why weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.
Production on the film was shut down in May, and the resumed production will operate under “strict COVID-19 safety protocols”, although that delay has meant that George Clooney and Sebastian Stan, who were previously in talks for roles in the film, will now no longer be involved.
“The last time I shot a movie in Detroit with a great script and a great cast things worked out really well, so I’m very excited behind my mask right now”, Soderbergh said. This project is a part of his three-year deal he signed in January with HBO and HBO Max.
Soderbergh has always been a great filmmaker, but also one frequently willing to try new experiences. Making a film under these conditions probably count as that. The film still sounds great, and with these new additions, the cast is truly stacked, so this should be on everyone’s Most Anticipated list.
If you can’t wait all that time for No Sudden Move and need fresh Soderbergh soon, don’t worry, he’s already shot another film for HBO Max titled Let Them All Talk which stars Meryl Streep. There’s no official release date yet, but there’s a good chance it arrives before the year is out.