Aug 19, 2019

HBO Max Picks Up Steven Soderbergh Comedy Starring Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan

HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, is stocking its cupboard with some A-list talent.

Making its first acquisition, the streamer has picked up Let Them All Talk, an original comedy toplined by Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan and which is being directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen and Lucas Hedges are also starring in the project, whose name is a working title and which quietly began shooting last week in New York.

The filmmakers, including Soderbergh and producer Greg Jacobs, cobbled together the financing themselves, using the self-funded model the duo used to make their 2012 runaway hit Magic Mike. HBO Max swooped in preemptively in a competitive environment to pick up the feature project, with Michael Sugar of Sugar 23 and attorney Jamie Feldman brokering the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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