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Steven Soderbergh is great at many things, but he is terrible at retirement. He spent his break away from film directing working in TV and theater and serving as a DP to his former AD. Eventually he decided to give up on this whole “retirement from movies” thing altogether and started prepping Logan Lucky as his next feature, and now he’s lined up another movie after that.

As announced by Grey Matter Productions and Anonymous Content, Soderbergh will produce and potentially direct a movie based on the Panama Papers. In one of the largest data leaks in history, 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonesca were revealed, detailing the legal and illegal ways that the rich and powerful hide their money. More on the Steven Soderbergh Panama Papers movie below.  Read More »

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Magic Mike Live

We may not see Michael “Magic Mike” Lane ever again. News had been mostly quiet — too quiet — regarding Magic Mike 3 since XXL tore theaters up last summer. The sequel didn’t sell as many tickets as the first film did, but it performed decently enough, and the diehard Magic Mike fans responded well to the delightful road trip movie. So, with that success in mind, the question is: Why aren’t we going to see Magic Mike XXXL or a Magic Mike 3D? Well, we’re technically going to see a Magic Mike 3, just not in theaters.

Below, Channing Tatum provides an unfortunate Magic Mike 3 update.

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“We’ll break the cast right now and blow up the Internet,” director Gary Ross joked after we mentioned Ocean’s Eight to him. No, the Free State of Jones writer and director didn’t reveal to us the film’s entire ensemble cast, which has been previously reported or rumored to star Sandra BullockCate BlanchettHelena Bonham CarterMindy Kaling, and Elizabeth Banks. One thing Ross did tell us, however, is that his film is very much a continuation of the tone Steven Soderbergh established with his incredibly entertaining Ocean’s remake trilogy.

Below, Gary Ross discusses Ocean’s Eight.

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Well, now it’s official: Steven Soderbergh is indeed coming out of retirement. Back in February, the “rumor” was that Soderbergh would return to moviemaking with Logan Lucky, but Soderbergh went on to dismiss the story on his always entertaining Twitter feed. However, the project is both real and moving forward, as a few big actors have just signed up for the heist film.

Learn more about the Logan Lucky cast below.

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Remember when Steven Soderbergh retired for about a minute or so? Well, the director of Magic Mike, Traffic, and Ocean’s 11 has been busier than ever since he said he was done making movies, but his attention has turned to the small screen and the television medium has welcomed him with open arms. If you haven’t watched his Cinemax series The Knick, you have homework – watching one of our most versatile filmmakers play with longform storytelling without a major movie studio breathing down neck has been a huge treat. The Knick isn’t just great TV, it’s great Soderbergh. Full-stop.

But Soderbergh has been spreading the love to anyone who wants it. He executive produced the Amazon series Red Oaks and has a hand in the upcoming Starz series based on his 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience. Now, he’s going where all interesting filmmakers ultimately end up: Netflix. And he’s making a western.

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Is Steven Soderbergh Un-Retiring?

Steven Soderbergh Haywire

It’s been a couple of years now since Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from movie directing. And although he’s kept plenty busy with TV and other projects, he’s kept true to his word so far: he hasn’t helmed a big-screen feature since 2013’s Side Effects. But that may be about to change, depending on whom you believe.

The trades are reporting that Soderbergh is coming out of retirement for a heist pic that would reunite him with his Magic Mike star Channing Tatum. However, Soderbergh has gone on record to deny the whole thing, insisting that the stories are “wrong.”  Read More »

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The Girlfriend Experience Trailer

Director Steven Soderbergh once shook things up in the film world by working with adult film star Sasha Grey for his experimental drama The Girlfriend Experience. The film followed the life of a call girl moving from client to client in New York City during the days leading up the 2008 presidential election. Now Soderbergh is taking the story of a high end sex worker to Starz with the new limited series going by the same title.

Riley Keough stars in the show as Christine Reade, a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen. Her future is promising in her field, but then she takes interest in getting paid for sexual relationships for a very high price. And as the trailer illustrates, it might even prove to be more lucrative and rewarding than her work in the law.

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The Girlfriend Experience

Starz presented a panel on The Girlfriend Experience today for the Television Critics Association. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the film on which the series is based, is producing the limited series written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. Riley Keough stars as Christine Reade, a law student making extra money providing transactional relationships, giving customers a girlfriend experience including sex and emotional intimacy.  Read More »

Steven Soderbergh Haywire

For the past couple of years, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) has been keeping track of everything he watches and reads in a year. Considering he was recently working on season two of Cinemax’s The Knick, it’s kind of astonishing how much entertainment he consumed this year.

Find out what Steven Soderbergh watched and read in 2015 after the jump.

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