Channing Tatum is reuniting with “Magic Mike” director Steven Soderbergh for a heist film. But instead of the glitz of “Ocean’s Eleven,” this heist will feature blue collar thieves stealing millions in the heart of North Carolina in Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street’s “Logan Lucky,” which got its first trailer on Sunday.
The trailer, which premiered to coincide with NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, features Tatum as Jimmy Logan, a laid-off construction worker who believes his family is cursed with bad luck. To reverse their curse, he employs his brother, a one-armed bartender named Clyde (Adam Driver), to pull off a heist during the Coca-Cola 600, which is the longest race on the NASCAR schedule at 600 miles.
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But to pull off their scheme, they need help. So they break famed career-thief Joe Bang out of prison. Joe is played by Daniel Craig, who is trading in James Bond’s tux for a prison suit and a thick accent.
The film also stars Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid and Hilary Swank. It is directed by Soderbergh and written by Rebecca Blunt, with Tatum, Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson and Reid Carolin producing.
“Logan Lucky” arrives in theaters Aug. 18. Watch the trailer above.