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Amazon secures streaming rights to new Soderbergh movie

Steven Soderbegh

Steven Soderbegh

Amazon has unveiled a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Logan Lucky, to Prime Video during its exclusive first-run US streaming window. The film will hit theatres on August 18, 2017 and is likely to be released on Amazon during Q1 2018.

In addition, Amazon has signed a two-year first-look deal with Fingerprint Releasing on its theatrical film projects. Fingerprint is the new US film distributor formed by Soderbergh and piloted by Dan Fellman, with Amazon providing P&A financing to augment the marketing of Fingerprint’s theatrical releases.

Logan Lucky was written by Rebecca Blunt and stars Channing Tatum. It tells the story of a gang attempting to execute an impossibly elaborate robbery during the Coca-Cola 600, the biggest NASCAR race of the year. Soderbergh commented: “The deal with Amazon is the final, crucial piece of the puzzle. The scale of this endeavour required a fearless, flexible co-conspirator, and Amazon has shown they have the appetite and vision to help us navigate these semi-uncharted waters.”