Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Detroit-set 'No Sudden Move' debuts online

The film will premiere at next month's Tribeca Film Festival before arriving on HBO Max July 1.

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

A teaser trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Detroit-set "No Sudden Move" debuted online on Thursday. 

The film is set to debut on HBO Max on July 1 after holding its world premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on June 18. 

It stars Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm, Kieran Culkin, Julia Fox and more. It is set in 1950s Detroit and was filmed last fall during the COVID-19 pandemic under tight production restrictions

The teaser trailer features still images and introduces various characters over a cover of Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." A tagline in the video's description reads, "An all-star cast. A not-so-perfect heist." 

Written by Ed Solomon (the "Bill & Ted" trilogy, "Men in Black"), "No Sudden Move" was the biggest movie to film in Michigan since the plug was pulled on the state’s film incentive program in 2015. It marked a return to the area for Soderbergh, who shot parts of 1998's "Out of Sight" in and around the Motor City. 

The film revolves around a bumbled heist and is set against a racially divided Detroit, but key plot elements are being kept under wraps.

In addition to Detroit, the film shot in Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Pontiac and Bruce Township, with locations that included Rosedale Park, Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the Michigan Building, the Detroit Club, the Park Shelton Hotel, Wayne State University and Café Roma. The production used a crew of approximately 260 employees, 180 of which were local hires. 

The film was originally slated to shoot in Detroit in spring 2020 but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.