High Flying Bird

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High Flying Bird
Directed bySteven Soderbergh
Produced by
  • Ken Meyer
  • Joseph Malloch
Written byTarell Alvin McCraney
CinematographySteven Soderbergh
Edited bySteven Soderbergh
  • Extension 765
  • Harper Road Films
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million[1]

High Flying Bird is an upcoming American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh, from a screenplay by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The film stars André Holland, Zazie Beetz and Melvin Gregg.



In October 2017, it was announced André Holland had been cast in the film, with Steven Soderbergh directing from a screenplay written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, with Extenstion 765 producing.[2][3] In March 2018, Zazie Beetz and Kyle MacLachlan joined the cast of the film.[4][5] In April 2018, Melvin Gregg joined the cast of the film.[6]


Principal photography began in February 2018, in New York City.[7] The film wrapped on March 15, 2018.[8] Soderbergh reportedly shot the film on an iPhone 7, as he did with his previous film Unsane.[9]


In September 2018, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film.[9]


  1. ^ Aftab, Kaleem (March 25, 2018). "Steven Soderbergh, interview: 'I'm hoping that #metoo will expand into a general discussion about arseholes'". iNews. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Post-"Logan Lucky" Steven Soderbergh Plots Next Film, "High Flying Bird"". Showbiz411. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "High Flying Bird". Production Listing. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Elise-Sandeberg, Bryn (March 8, 2018). "'Atlanta' Star Zazie Beetz on the Show's "Male Gaze" and Training for 'Deadpool 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Kyle MacLachlan Talks About The Series Finale Of 'Portlandia'". YouTube. March 21, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 2, 2018). "Russell Hornsby Joins 'Creed II'; Melvin Gregg Cast In 'High Flying Bird'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  7. ^ Raup, Jordan (February 5, 2018). "Steven Soderbergh Reteams with André Holland for NBA Drama 'High Flying Bird,' Shooting This Month". The Film Stage. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Sharf, Zack (March 18, 2018). "Steven Soderbergh Wraps André Holland Film 'High Flying Bird' and Has First Cut Done Three Hours Later". IndieWire. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (September 11, 2018). "Netflix Swoops On Global Rights To Steven Soderbergh's NBA Drama 'High Flying Bird' Starring André Holland & Zazie Beetz". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 11, 2018.

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