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Steven Soderbergh Announces NBA Drama, High Flying Bird

Steven Soderbergh is on a fast break.

As one of America's most prolific and continually exciting filmmakers, Soderbergh doesn't wait for one project to be out in the world before announcing work on the next one. Weeks before the premiere of his Claire Foy-starring, iPhone-shot horror movie Unsane, the artist has shared some details of his next film project.

For his next feature, Soderbergh is teaming with Moonlight co-screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney and star André Holland, whom he previously collaborated with on The Knick, on a professional basketball-centric drama movie called High Flying Bird, according to a report by The Film Stage.

Set during an NBA lockout, High Flying Bird follows a sports agent named Dean and his rookie client Erick Scott as they get presented with a controversial, yet intriguing business opportunity during the high-profile work stoppage. The movie is set to begin production at the end of February in New York City.

Other recent projects from Soderbergh include the experimental choose-your-own-adventure HBO series/interactive app Mosaic and the more traditional feature Logan Lucky. He also just announced an action thriller from Contagion writer Scott Z. Burns, Planet Kill, which he intends to produce and may direct, according to Deadline.

High Flying Bird marks McCraney's first project since scoring an Oscar for his work on Moonlight, and his new script is certainly in capable hands with Soderbergh. It remains to be seen if Soderbergh will also shoot this movie on an iPhone, but since he's recently been expressing the belief that the handheld devices are the future of filmmaking, it's completely possible that he will. Either way, it'll be more than worth a look.

Unsane will be released in theaters on March 23.