Bleecker Street is partnering with Steven Soderbergh's Fingerprint Releasing to distribute his upcoming comedy Logan Lucky, starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver as two brothers who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race. The film, currently in postproduction is set to open wide Aug. 18.
The cast also includes Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, and Daniel Craig along with Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, David Denman, Macon Blair, Jack Quaid and Brian Gleeson.
The film's original screenplay was written by Rebecca Blunt. Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Reid Carolin and Tatum served as producers. Zane Stoddard of NASCAR is an executive producer, along with Michael Polaire and Dan Fellman.
The production shot at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the actual NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500, as well as at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Six NASCAR stars pop up in non-driver cameo roles in the film.
Fingerprint Releasing, founded by Soderbergh, is piloted by Fellman, former longtime head of distribution for Warner Bros. In making Thursday's announcement, Soderbergh said, "This is the result of 16 years of conversations I've had with Dan about creating a new distribution paradigm for star-driven, wide-release projects. With Logan Lucky I have the right movie, the right team and the right partner in Bleecker Street to test some personal theories I've accumulated. It's put-up-or-shut-up time."
Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street, added: "We're thrilled to be working with Steven and the team at Fingerprint to break new ground and bring such an exciting film to audiences this summer."
The deal was negotiated by Karpen with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and Ken Meyer on behalf of the filmmakers.
Glen Basner of FilmNation is handling international sales. FilmNation previously handled Magic Mike and Side Effects for Soderbergh.