Surprise, surprise: famous people and big companies have an interest in the latest Steven Soderbergh picture. The Hollywood Reporter reports from Hollywood that his Panama Papers movie, The Laundromat, has secured Meryl Streep as “the emotional throughline,” which could mean literally anything depending on the source’s perspective — per Deadline, possibly “an anonymous whistleblower” — while Antonio Banderas and Gary Oldman have been engaged in early talks. Juicing up this project a bit more, though evidence you might not see this in a movie theater, is word that Netflix has taken active interest in production.
Said project comes from a script by Scott Z. Burns (of Soderbergh’s own The Informant!, Contagion, and stage play The Library) and Jake Bernstein’s Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. (Nice work on reading that and extrapolating from