Steven Soderbergh has been behind the camera for several hit films throughout the years, including, Logan Lucky, Magic Mike, Ocean’s Eleven, Erin Brockovich, and the list could really go on and on.
And now, he’s about ready to drop his new Netflix film, The Laundromat, which stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, David Schwimmer and Antonio Banderas.
The movie is an adaptation of Jake Bernstein’s non-fiction book, Secrecy World.
The story follows a group of journalists who uncover the illicit money networks at the heart of the Panama Papers — documents that exposed a huge international system of legal swindling. Companies had been setting up offshore shell companies that allowed them to avoid paying billions in taxes, and the biggest victims, of course, are ordinary citizens with low incomes.
The film version will be a little different though. Instead of your typical “journalists-uncover-a-scandal” story, Soderbergh decided to have a little fun with it.
Streep plays a middle-class woman who’s been cheated of money she’s owed; when she begins asking questions, she finds that the problem is much bigger than she’d anticipated.
The Laundromat will have a limited release inside theaters before being released on Netflix in October.[mashshare]