In addition to the normal TV cameras that will capture NASCAR racing this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, there will be movie cameras in action during the Coca-Cola 600.
The cameras are part of pre-production filming on the Channing Tatum led movie Logan Lucky, which is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2017 and will depict a “theoretical heist” of the track in Concord, North Carolina.
Also starring Daniel Craig (Spectre, Cowboys & Aliens), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Midnight Special) and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted), the film will be directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11, Magic Mike).
This will be Soderbergh’s first feature film since announcing his retirement in 2013.
“We are excited to work with Steven, Channing and all of Logan Lucky’s incredible cast and producers,” said Zane Stoddard, NASCAR vice president of entertainment marketing and content development in a press release. “It’s a big-hearted, fun story that showcases NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway as the world-class sports entertainment property and venue that they are, much like the Bellagio in Steven’s Ocean’s Eleven.”
Tatum is no stranger to the NASCAR world. While promoting 22 Jump Street in 2014, Tatum and co-star Jonah Hill served as grand marshals of a Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.