Steven Soderbergh knows a little something about pandemics. His 2011 drama “Contagion” with Matt Damon and Jude Law became a hot rental at the start of 2020 quarantining. It is hard to believe how prophetic this movie would be.
When his latest production, “No Sudden Move,” at the time called “Kill Switch,” was shut down back in May because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Soderbergh promised he would return to Detroit to resume production.
Shut down, but not shut out, he has returned to the Motor City to pick up where he had left off.
Working under strict COVID-19 safety protocols, according to HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures, who are behind the project, the cast and crew will resume the biggest movie to film in Detroit since 2015, when Michigan’s film incentives officially ended.
“No Sudden Move” is about a group of small-time crooks in 1955 Detroit who, assigned to steal a document, find their plan goes horribly wrong when they start to search for who hired them –- and for what ultimate purpose – a decision which sees them navigate through all echelons of a race-torn, rapidly changing city.
Produced by Casey Silver, and written by Ed Solomon. “No Sudden Move includes a star-studded ensemble which includes Don Cheadle Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Bill Duke, Brendan Fraser, and more.
Filming is expected to last through much of November.