‘No Sudden Move,’ shot in Detroit, to get big premiere at Tribeca Film Festival from Detroit Free Press
May 21, 2021
The movie that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh shot in Detroit during the COVID-19 pandemic will get a high-profile premiere as the 2021 Tribeca Festival.
“No Sudden Move,” the 1950s-set crime presented from HBO Max and Warner Bros., will be screened outdoors June 18 in New York City. The event is being called the Centerpiece Gala selection for the Tribeca Film Festival’s 20th anniversary.
A teaser trailer for the movie arrived Thursday on YouTube, and it hints at the stylish retro feel of the gritty crime drama, which is set in a racially divided 1954 Detroit.
“No Sudden Move” boasts a star-studded cast led by Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm, Brendan Fraser and Kieran Culkin. It revolves around the theft of a document by some minor-league criminals — a crime that goes badly awry and sparks a search for who’s behind the scheme.
Filming on the project originally was set to begin in Detroit, the city where Soderbergh filmed his 1998 hit “Out of Sight, in March 2020. Then, just before its start, the pandemic lockdown arrived.
The director stayed true to his word and returned to the Motor City when shooting was able to begin in fall 2020 under strict COVID-19 guidelines that he helped the movie industry develop.
Production began at the end of September and wrapped in mid-November.
To give back to the Detroit medical team that helped with safety measures during shooting, Soderbergh donated two new mobile health units to Wayne Health and Wayne State University’s COVID-19 mobile testing program.
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