“No Sudden Move”: Steven Soderbergh Sets Star-Studded Cast For HBO Max Crime Drama

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Steven Soderbergh’s period crime drama No Sudden Move is back in production with HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures and they’ve added some big-named stars.

The cast includes Don Cheadle (Black Monday), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Amy Seimetz (The Comey Rule), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ray Liotta (The Many Saints of Newark), Kieran Culkin (Succession), Brendan Fraser (Doom Patrol), Noah Jupe (Honey Boy), Bill Duke (Black Lightning), Frankie Shaw (SMILF), and Julia Fox (Uncut Gems).

The project was previously known as Kill Switch and production is re-starting in Detroit, with the cast and crew operating under “strict Covid-19 safety protocols” after pre-production was shut down in May. George Clooney and Sebastian Stan are no longer in talks to be in the film.

Written by Ed Solomon, No Sudden Move takes place in 1955 Detroit and centers around a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they believe to be a simple document. After their plan goes astray, they search for who hired them and the purpose of their mission, which brings them through the race-torn city that’s rapidly changing.

“The last time I shot a movie in Detroit with a great script and a great cast things worked out really well, so I’m very excited behind my mask right now,” said Soderbergh.

The project is part of a three-year deal Soderbergh signed in January with HBO and HBO Max. He previously worked on the drama Let Them All Talk with HBO Max starring Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest, Lucas Hedges, and Gemma Chan.