Steven Soderbergh is currently in production on his highly anticipated return to feature filmmaker, “Logan Lucky,” and it seems like he’s catching quite the cinematic bug on set. After famously retiring from moviemaking and stepping into television work, the director is quickly lining up new big screen projects, the latest of which is an untitled drama centered around the Panama Papers.
The project will be based on Jake Bernstein’s yet-to-be-published book “The Secrecy of the World.” Bernstein was one of the investigative reporters who helped expose the Panama Papers, millions of documents that detailed how the world’s elite used a Panamanian law firm to escape financial scrutiny.
Soderbergh is set to produce the feature, though reports say he’s already eyeing the director’s chair. The auteur will team up with his longtime screenwriter Scott Z. Burns for the movie. The pair have worked together on “Contagion,” “The Informant!” and “Side Effects. Lawrence Grey of Grey Matter Productions and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content will also produce.
Further details are being kept under wraps for now. Soderbergh is expected to wrap production on “Logan Lucky,” which is being described as a heist film set in the world of NASCAR, this year. He’s also an executive producer on the upcoming Netflix western series “Godless.”