If you ever watched Ocean’s 11 and thought: “I like this but I wish they’d made one for North Carolina,” you’re in luck. Ocean’s director Steven Soderbergh (who also gave us modern classics like Out of Sight and Magic Mike) is coming out of his self-imposed retirement from directing feature films with Logan Lucky. The first trailer for the flick dropped over Memorial Day Weekend (when the story takes place) and it is a redneck heist delight.
Soderbergh favorite Channing Tatum is Jimmy Logan, a recently fired blue collar worker with his eye on a big prize: All the money earned during the massive Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. To pull off the plan and restore the family to prominence, he enlists the help of his one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and his sister Mellie (Riley Keough). Then they have to put the rest of the team together, including an explosives expert named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig, in the role of his life). No really, his name is Joe Bang.
As you may have guessed, they are not the savviest of criminals.
The trailer is a whirlwind of delightful Carolina twang, bungling crooks and memorable lines. It’s almost enough to make you worry they harvested every good moment in the film and packed them into a single teaser so you’ve already seen everything worth seeing. This is Soderbergh we’re talking about, though. The man knows how to build a hilarious heist.
That said, it will be shocking if there’s a line in the film better than “All the Twitters, I know ‘em.” If you’re not laughing at that all week (it’s all in the delivery) you might not be human.
Logan Lucky arrives August 18.