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 (for example, selling post-theatrical rights to the likes of HBO, Netflix, Video-On-Demand, 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 set-up, the box-office bar for success is lower. With nearly everything prepaid, and no hefty distributor fees coming off the top, even a modest fifteen million dollar opening would be a win.
The state trooper who pulled over the elderly lady is recently retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
The list on Jimmy Logan's fridge is a reference to the movie How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (2007) directed by Andrews Jenkins. In fact it is the complete list of the 10 tips.
Riley Keough, who plays Mellie, is Elvis Presley's granddaughter--daughter of Elvis & Priscilla's child Lisa Marie.
Several NASCAR drivers have cameos in Logan Lucky. Ryan Blaney as the Cake Delivery Boy and Kyle Larson as the Limo Driver. Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch as West Virginia State Troopers. Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as the Security Guards. As well as Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip.
Will be the first movie directed by Steven Soderbergh since announcing his retirement from film. The last being Behind the Candelabra (2013).
Katherine Heigl was originally cast, but dropped out, due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Katie Holmes.
Michael Shannon and Matt Damon were a part of the cast. Both dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
When Warden Burns, portrayed by Dwight Yoakam, appears in the cafeteria, he speaks to an inmate named Jessco. He is referring to the infamous Jessco White from the documentary The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009).
The trainer that appears with Dayton White (Sebastian Stan) during his interview video, is Stan's real-life personal trainer, Don Saladino.
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 (2012).
One of the two 2017 movies featuring Channing Tatum and the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver. The other one being Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
The ring worn by Adam Driver in the bar scene, is the same ring that is worn by Raylan Givens(Timothy Olyphant) in Justified.
The last four digits of the Logan's house number is 1138. A number originating from George Lucas' film THX 1138, and featured in many other films including, of course, Star Wars.
Early in the film when the Logan brothers go to Joe's brothers, Fish and Sam, to join the heist Jimmy says "They'll know what we want them to know". Later in the film there is a flashback to the same scene and the line changes to "They're gonna know what we want them to know."
Sebastian Stan had to cut his hair short after Captain America: Civil War (2016) wrapped filming, in order to appear in this film, as well as another two films.
Adam Driver and Daniel Craig appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Driver played Kylo Ren and Craig was a stormtrooper.
Second movie of Katherine Waterston which the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" appears in. The other one is Alien: Covenant (2017)
Both David Denman and Jim O'Heir have worked with Greg Daniels. David Denman is in The Office (2005) and Jim O'Heir is in Parks and Recreation (2009)
Riley Keough previously starred in the first season of The Girlfriend Experience (2016), an anthology series on Starz based on the film of the same name, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Adam Driver is in this movie with Brian Gleeson, who plays Sam Bang. He is also in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) with Brian's brother, Domhnall Gleeson, who plays General Hux.