On Monday June 7, Warner Bros. released the first full trailer for “No Sudden Move,” an upcoming crime thriller from director Steven Soderbergh. Set to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the movie revolves around a group of men hired to participate in the heist of a valuable document. When the robbery goes sour in an apparent setup, the criminals are tasked with tracking down the man who contracted them and securing revenge.
The trailer features many familiar Hollywood faces, with the outlaws played by Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, and Kieran Culkin. And the list doesn’t stop there; the cast also includes the likes of Jon Hamm, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz and Ray Liotta. Many of the actors are Soderbergh alums, which is a promising sign for knock-out performances that tap into the film’s 1954 Detroit setting.
The genre is a familiar favorite for the director too, with the 2000s Ocean’s trilogy standing as a testament to Soderbergh’s love for heist movies. The trailer is chock-full of dutch angles, comedic jabs and immersive set pieces. While the story seems to be a straightforward example of the classic heist-gone-wrong trope, Steven Soderbergh has shown that he can reinvent the genre to keep the audience on the edge of their seat.
The film marks another joint venture for HBO Max and Warner Bros., part of the Corona-induced alliance between streaming and production companies created in the wake of mass theatre closures. Like many other pandemic-era movies, “No Sudden Move” will forgo a full theatrical release, with Warner Bros. opting for a straight-to-stream debut through the HBO Max platform instead.
“No Sudden Move” will be available to stream July 1 on HBO Max.