Will be the first movie directed by Steven Soderbergh since announcing his retirement from film. The last being Behind the Candelabra (2013).

The film was distributed by cutting out studios in order to have creative control and make money directly from the film itself. Accordingly, for this atypical distribution, Steven Soderbergh raised the budget by selling off foreign distribution rights and then sold everything except the movie showing up in a movie theater in order to pay for advertising and prints of the movie (i.e., selling post-theatrical rights to the likes of HBO, Netflix, VOD, television, and airplanes). By following these two steps, Soderbergh was able to sidestep a Hollywood studio and had creative control the entire time (for instance the trailers that dropped earlier this summer were by his design, as was the poster and the entire marketing plan). Also according to Soderbergh, under this setup, the box office bar for success is lower. With nearly everything prepaid, and no hefty distributor fees coming off the top, even a modest $15 million opening would be a win.

Michael Shannon and Matt Damon were a part of the cast. Both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Channing Tatum's fourth collaboration with Director Steven Soderbergh. The others being Haywire (2011), Magic Mike (2012), and Side Effects (2013). Riley Keough also starred in Magic Mike.

Katherine Heigl was originally cast but dropped out due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Katie Holmes.

The state trooper who pulled over the elderly lady is recently retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

Sebastian Stan had to cut his hair short after Captain America: Civil War (2016) wrapped filming in order to star in this film as well as another two films.

Daniel Craig had to dye his hair bleach-blonde for the role of Joe Bang.

Both Adam Driver and Daniel Craig appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Driver was Kylo Ren and Craig was a stormtrooper.

Riley Keough and Channing Tatum previously starred together in Magic Mike (2012), also directed by Steven Soderbergh

Hilary Swank and Katie Holmes previously starred together in The Gift (2000).

Channing Tatum and Katie Holmes previously starred together in The Son of No One (2011).

Despite being Sadie's uncle, Clyde Logan (Andrew Driver) has not shared any scenes with her throughout the film.

Jack Quaid's real-life mother, Meg Ryan, appeared with Adam Driver's on-screen mother, Carrie Fisher, in When Harry Met Sally... (1989).

The ending of the movie hints at Clyde's (Adam Driver) theory of the "Logan Curse". Earlier in the film, when Jimmy (Channing Tatum) is listening to Clyde's theory in the bar, Clyde claims that the Logans' bad luck comes right when things are going well. The same way how Jimmy blew his knee when he was the quarterback king in high school and how Clyde's arm got blown off in Iraq on the way to the airport to go home. Agent Grayson's (Hilary Swank) appearance at the bar, suggesting that she'll stay for a while as she flirts with Clyde, and the final shot of Clyde's arm holding a beer all hint the famous Logan Curse.

When the heist is being reported by a news station on various televisions in the film, one interviewee refers to the heist as "Ocean's Seven-Eleven" in reference to the Ocean's franchise of heist films. Three films in the franchise were directed by Steven Soderbergh, the director of Logan Lucky.

Clyde's arm was blown off during his deployment in Iraq. In real life Adam Driver was a Marine before becoming an actor; he was supposed to deploy to Iraq but he broke his sternum before deployment and was medically discharged.

When Seth MacFarlane's character's car is set on fire after the bar fight at the Duck Tape, he and his two cohorts pull out their phones. MacFarlane has his phone to his ear, with his other hand over his other ear. His two cohorts phones are blocking their mouth and eyes, respectively. This is a visual cue to the popular "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil".

Clyde (Adam Driver) kicks Joe (Daniel Craig) down a garbage chute, then jumps down after him. Driver and Craig also appear in the Star Wars films, in which Driver's father, Han Solo, does the same to Chewbacca.