Steven Soderbergh takes to the court in trailer for High Flying Bird

Steven Soderbergh returned to the director’s chair after a hiatus with the fantastic 2017 movie LOGAN LUCKY and then quickly followed it up with the movie UNSANE last year, which he shot all on an iPhone. Needless to say, the Oscar winner is back in the game, and his new movie HIGH FLYING BIRD is all about another game – basketball – and the first trailer for the Netflix movie goes behind the scenes of the equally competitive business side of the sport.

As to be expected from his more energetic outings like OCEAN’S ELEVEN, MAGIC MIKE and LUCKY, HIGH FLYING BIRD looks like a fast-paced and entertaining movie that benefits from Soderbergh’s eye behind the camera. With a script by MOONLIGHT’s Tarell Alvin McCraney, BIRD stars Andre Holland (MOONLIGHT), Zazie Beetz (DEADPOOL 2), Melvin Gregg (AMERICAN VANDAL), Sonja Sohn (THE WIRE), Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke.

Thanks to the added convenience of the movie debuting on Netflix in a matter of weeks, it will be easy for Soderbergh fans to check out his latest movie, which looks pretty good, if not incredibly ground-breaking. The cast looks great, it sounds good and it looks like it moves well, so all in all this should be an entertaining, and perhaps insightful, movie to pop on Netflix when you're done watching shows about cupcakes.

Here's the synopsis:

In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to.

HIGH FLYING BIRD hits Netflix February 8.

Source: Netflix



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