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Amazon acquires Soderbergh movie

May 26, 2017

Amazon has agreed a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s newest film to Prime Video customers during its exclusive first-run streaming window.

Logan Lucky will hit cinemas on August 18th and is expected to be released on Prime Video during the first quarter of 2018. Additionally, Amazon has signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Fingerprint Releasing on its theatrical film projects. Fingerprint is the new US film distributor formed by Soderbergh and piloted by Dan Fellman, former long-time President of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros., with Amazon providing strategic P&A financing to augment the marketing of Fingerprint’s theatrical releases.

Soderbergh, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning director known for box office and critical successes such as Ocean’s Eleven and Magic Mike, commented: “The deal with Amazon is the final, crucial piece of the puzzle. The scale of this endeavour required a fearless, flexible co-conspirator, and Amazon has shown they have the appetite and vision to help us navigate these semi-unchartered waters. I’m both relieved and excited, which is one of my favourite states of being.”

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