Steven Soderbergh Takes on the NBA with His New Netflix Film ‘High Flying Bird’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - January 17, 2019


Following his outstanding supporting work in films like 42Selma and Moonlight, André Holland steps into the lead role for Steven Soderbergh's latest film, High Flying Bird, debuting next month on Netflix. Holland plays an agent whose big name players are in the midst of an NBA strike, when he discovers a loophole that may drastically change the future of the game.

Acting legend and Predator co-star Bill Duke turns up for a minute as a coach and eagle eyed viewers will have also recognized Kyle MacLachlan, Zachary Quinto, and Zazie Beetz, who is primed to have another big year with this and Joker. I think this looks pretty damn good, and with the way basketball and the NBA itself is structured being such a racially charged issue, I imagine this is going to inspire a lot of thoughtful debate on the internet.

Just kidding, the countdown to white activists' heads exploding over rich white people being the villain in yet another movie starts right now. I love a good dose on false outrage to kick off my year. Don't let me down, internet!

High Flying Bird makes its premiere on Netflix February 8, the same day LEGO Movie 2 hits theaters... Coincidence? I think not!