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Amazon has announced a partnership to bring Steven Soderbergh’s newest film to Prime Video customers during its exclusive first-run US streaming window.


amazon prime 26 May 2017Logan Lucky will hit theatres on 18 August, and is expected to be released on Prime Video during the first quarter of 2018. It follows brothers Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), who are trying to reverse the infamous Logan Family Curse, along with sister Mellie Logan (Riley Keough). They hook up with accomplice Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) to execute an impossibly elaborate robbery during the Coca-Cola 600, the biggest NASCAR race of the year.

Additionally, Amazon has signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Fingerprint Releasing on its theatrical film projects. Fingerprint is the new US film distributor formed by Soderbergh and piloted by Dan Fellman, former long-time president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros, with Amazon providing strategic P&A financing to augment the marketing of Fingerprint’s theatrical releases.

Soderbergh, the director known for Ocean’s Eleven, Erin Brockovich and Magic Mike, noted: “The deal with Amazon is the final, crucial piece of the puzzle. The scale of this endeavour required a fearless, flexible co-conspirator, and Amazon has shown they have the appetite and vision to help us navigate these semi-uncharted waters. I’m both relieved and excited, which is one of my favourite states of being.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with the Fingerprint Releasing team,” said Jason Ropell, Amazon vice-president of worldwide movies. “The combination of a pioneering director, a compelling script and an A-list cast made this an easy decision. We strive to work with partners who bring innovative ideas to our service; with Fingerprint Releasing, Steven is creating a new paradigm for indies which can seriously compete with major studios on director and star-driven projects, and we’re excited to support that vision.”

Other companies partnering with Fingerprint on the film’s US distribution include Bleecker Street and Universal Home Entertainment. Milan Records will be distributing the film’s soundtrack album. FilmNation Entertainment is handling the film’s international deals.