Netflix has acquired the global rights to Steven Soderbergh’s new sports drama, High Flying Bird. In the film, which takes place during a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.
The cast includes André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, and Bill Duke.
Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Unsane, Logan Lucky, Magic Mike), High Flying Bird was written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).
“We had several strong options for distributing High Flying Bird, but to borrow the patois of the movie itself, this deal felt like a slam dunk and the perfect way for me to begin my relationship with Netflix as a director,” said Soderbergh.
The film is produced by Joseph Malloch (Unsane), and executive produced by Ken Meyer (Unsane, Logan Lucky) and André Holland for his Harper Road Films.
Netflix will release the film globally in 2019.