One of the many interesting feature film projects on the cusp of shooting before the Coronavirus pandemic included the new crime flick Kill Switch from Logan Lucky director Steven Soderbergh.
A 1950s crime drama set in Detroit about a trio of criminals who carry out a home invasion, only to wonder if they’ve been double-crossed when the job goes sideways.
It was previously revealed back in March that Jon Hamm was in talks to replace Josh Brolin in a leading role alongside Don Cheadle and Sebastian Stan.
The filmmaker revealed during a video interview with Flaviar that they were two weeks away from the production start in Detroit, Michigan before the lockdown. He confirms a bulk of actors in the film including new additions such as Benicio Del Toro, George Clooney, Ray Liotta, Amy Semietz, and Frankie Shaw.
SODERBERG: “Kill Switch, we were two weeks from shooting. Look, I want to get back there, this was a movie I had been working on for a long time. It’s a great script, we had a great cast together, it’s a period crime film set in 1955.”
When asked who would be starring in Kill Switch, Steven responded with the following. Adding they’re hopeful they’re eager to resume production as soon as it’s safe to.
SODERBERG: “It was written for Don Cheadle…Benicio Del Toro, Sebastian Stan, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, George Clooney, Amy Seimetz, Frankie Shaw…”
Steven and Steven have previously worked together on films such as Out of Sight, Solaris, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12, Ocean’s 13, and The Good German.
Benicio Del Toro won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in Soderbergh’s Traffic and their reunion is extremely exciting.
There has been some speculation from Collider that Kill Switch could land on HBO Max.