Confession: when I heard that Steven Soderbergh’s next film, The Laundromat, was a retelling of the true story re: the Panama Papers (an elaborate money-laundering scheme which allowed the world’s richest people to avoid paying taxes by hiding their money within a complicated series of shell corporations and off-shore bank accounts), I imagined something dry, maybe even a little boring.
I should have known better.
As you can see, The Laundromat (directed by Soderbergh and written by The Informant!‘s Scott Z. Burns) looks to be neither dry nor boring. In fact, it looks like yet another of Soderbergh’s rollicking, caustically funny adult comedies, filled with colorful characters being brought to life by some of our best living actors. In just under two minutes, The Laundromat has become one of our most highly-anticipated films of the year. Such is the power of an excellent trailer.
Moreover, such is the power of Soderbergh and