A quick refresher: the Panama Papers scandal was uncovered by journalists in 2016, who revealed that many of the world’s most rich and powerful were involved in off-shore tax schemes.
After (thankfully) failing to follow through on his retirement announcement in 2013, Soderbergh has been nothing short of prolific. The last two years have treated audiences to both heist caper Logan Lucky and lo-fi thriller Unsane, while The Laundromat marks the director's second film this year after the iPhone-shot sports drama High Flying Bird.
Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is equally busy – his directorial debut The Report (which he also wrote) starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening will also be released this November. Burns and Soderbergh have collaborated several times to exciting results, on films including§ Contagion and Side Effects.
The Laundromat follows a woman (Streep) whose holiday goes downhill after she somehow becomes entangled with the shifty dealings of a Panama City law firm. A shady law firm, of course, needs some shady lawyers, who will be portrayed by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderes.
The film will premiere at Venice Film Festival, with another stop at Toronto before dropping on Netflix later this year. As the release draws nearer, this case will soon unravel.
|What||The Laundromat: Soderbergh and Streep Panama Papers project|
09 Sep 19 – 09 Sep 20, RELEASE DATES TBC
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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