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.
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.