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.
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
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.