Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat trailer reveals a global conspiracy
Netflix has released the first trailer for director Steven Soderbergh’s scathing new film, The Laundromat, which takes a critical look at the global elite, and exposes how they manage to keep their power. You can check out the trailer and the new poster below!
The film is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein‘s nonfiction book, Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. The book dives into the story surrounding the Panama Papers, which was the largest data leak in corporate and government history. Bernstein was part of the international team of journalists who are members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that broke the story of the Panama Papers in April. More than 11 million records were leaked as a part of the papers sourced from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Netflix has been eyeing The Laundromat since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, finally sealing the deal with this report. Soderbergh’s frequent collaborator Scott Z. Burns wrote the script. Lawrence Grey of Grey Matter Productions will himself produce alongside Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, Burns and Soderbergh. Bernstein will serve as executive produce alongside Grey Matter COO, Ben Everard.
The film also boasts an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick and Jeffrey Wright.
This becomes the latest big-name film for the ubiquitous streaming service, which includes Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, Paul Greengrass’ 22 July, the Coen Bros’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming mob movie epic The Irishman.
The Laundromat will begin a theatrical rollout on September 27, before debuting on Netflix on October 18.