Steven Soderbergh returns to film-making with Logan Lucky
Director Steven Soderbergh on his heist movie Logan Lucky, the challenge of adapting the Cormoran Strike novels, plus a new poetic form - the 'golden shovel'.
We speak to director Steven Soderbergh about his new American heist comedy Logan Lucky. The film's setting is South Carolina, worlds away from the Glitzy casino glamour of Oceans 11. So why return to film-making with another heist movie? And has his stint directing TV drama taught him much?
The Golden Shovel is an anthology of new poems written in honour of Gwendolyn Brooks. She was born 100 years ago and became the first African-American to win the Pultizer Prize. But a Golden Shovel is also new verse form which all the poems in this anthology use. The poets Peter Kahn and Indigo Williams explain, and we hear the poet Gwendolyn Brooks herself. We also ask poet Kat Francois to compose her own Golden Shovel poem live on air.
Ben Richards has written the first of three television adaptations of JK Rowling's Cormoran Strike novels, which she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The pair met frequently during scripting and casting of The Cuckoo's Calling. So how does it feel to be adapting the work of a novelist with such an extraordinary following?
Logan LuckyAdam Driver and Daniel Craig in Logan Lucky
Main and left photo credit: Studio Canal
Logan Lucky is on general release from Fri 25 Aug, cert 12A
Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
The Golden Shovel Anthology - New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks -
Edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith
is available now
Strike - Cuckoo's Calling
Photo credit: Bronte Film & TV Ltd
Strike - Cuckoo's Calling is on BBC One at 9 pm on Sun 27 Aug
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Steven Soderbergh Interviewed Guest Peter Kahn Interviewed Guest Indigo Williams Interviewed Guest Gwendolyn Brooks Interviewed Guest Ben Richards Presenter Andrea Catherwood Producer Helen Fitzhenry