Starring Meryl Streep, who returns to work with Soderbergh after the Panama Papers experience, Let Them All Talk is yet another eccentric production by the American director, which in the US will debut on HBO Max on December 10th.
For years now Steven Soderbergh it has accustomed us to unusual, eccentric, original choices, which alternate maistream cinema with explorations of independent and innovative models and production dynamics, both on a technical and content level. Just to take the most recent examples, movies like Unsane e High Flying Bird, or “interactive” series like Mosaic.
Now Soderbergh is about to debut – streaming on HBO Max from December 10th, at least in the United States – with a new film called Let Them All Talk.
First project child of the three-year agreement signed by the director with HBO, the film sees Meryl Streep – that with Soderbergh had been working recently Panama Papers – as a writer embarking on the Queen Elizabeth II after receiving a major literary award in the UK. With her are two old friends and her nephew (respectively, Diane Wiest, Candice Bergen e Lucas Hedges); during the cruise, old wounds and old grudges will obviously come to the surface and must be faced by the protagonists.
The film, of which we show you below the first official trailer, was shot in just two weeks with crew and equipment reduced to the essentials. The actors improvised most of their dialogues without being able to count on a real script (which was little more than a plot developed from a story by Deborah Eisenberg), and the cameras used, of the RED Komodo Dragon, were still prototypes during processing.