Last night we were on the red carpet for the UK Premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, starring Channing Tatum, Riley Keough and Adam Driver as the Logans – a family with big things on their mind, and troubling times in their future.
Daniel Craig is the big surprise addition to the cast, as you’ll know from the trailers seen so far. We have a forthcoming extended interview with the director in which we touch on the casting of the man best known across the pond as Bond – check back on the site shorty.
Below you can see last night’s interviews with Channing Tatum and producer Reid Carolin on the journey to get Logan Lucky to the big screen. Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the carpet – here’s how they got on.
On the proposed Gambit Marvel movie Tatum gave us an update on the state of play, including a confirmation that the success of Deadpool and Logan has created a fertile ground for work on the script.
The actor said,
“We lit a fuse on the first one and just blew it completely out of the water. I think we got lucky – we got hit with some setbacks and it was all for a good reason. We were trying to do something completely different. We were trying to do something that this genre of movie hasn’t seen before. We kept running into the same problems, and then Deadpool and Logan came through and kicked the doors down. Now we’re really getting to do some of the things we’ve always wanted to do with the script – we’ve just sort of started over.”
We also spoke to the Tatum’s producing partner Reid Carolin, who added his thoughts about the new state of Gambit. You can see the full interview below.
Logan Lucky is released in UK cinemas on the 25th of August.
Logan Lucky Synopsis
Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is from a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, whose clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. After being fired from his job, and with his ex-wife (Katie Holmes) threatening to move out of State taking their daughter with her, Jimmy decides he has to do something to get his family’s life back on track. With a little help from his brother Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), his sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and an incarcerated explosive expert, the aptly named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the busiest race day of the year.