According to news that appeared in the Freep on Thursday, February 13, 2020, the production logistics coordinator (at least) has arrived in the Detroit area for Steven Soderbergh’s latest production, “Kill Switch.”
A 1950s Detroit-set crime drama “Kill Switch” is about three criminals who break into a house only to realize that they have been double-crossed. This seems to be in keeping with Soderbergh’s niche films which are psychological, crime, and heist thrillers. His films have grossed over US$2.2 billion worldwide and garnered nine Oscar nominations, winning seven.
But no one can say yet whether this movie will film in its entirety in the Motor City, or whether this production will film a couple of pick up shots here, and film elsewhere such as Kathryn Bigelow’s movie “Detroit” did.
Will this production hold a casting call looking for local actors and casual extras, and perhaps crew members who will assist in whatever capacity with production? Or will Soderbergh arrive in town with his own cast and crew in tow? As yet, no one is obviously at liberty to say.
What is certain is that they are presently looking for classic cars of the 1950s vintage. They need several which will appear parked against the curbs of the city, and a couple more which will roll by while filming to give the downtown Detroit streets a 1950s era retro look.
According to the news which broke and populated the internet on November 19, 2019, Soderbergh has dipped into the MCU and three stars of the “Avengers” franchise — Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, and Sebastian Stan — were in talks to head the cast of the project.
All three of the actors in talks now for this project appeared in the 2019 blockbuster “Avengers: End Game.” Brolin played the villain Thanos, while Cheadle played James “Rhodey” Rhodes (aka War Machine) and Stan played Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) in this comic book derived film franchise.
Production for “Kill Switch” is scheduled to start in April or early May. The production’s transportation coordinator Shane Greedy can be reached if you have any such cars by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this production proves more than a simple fly-over again, you can expect more in our pages here at Michigan Movie Weekender. com.
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