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Steven Soderbergh's NASCAR heist movie adds Daniel Craig, Katherine Heigl

'Logan Lucky' marks the director's return to the big screen

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Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR-themed heist movie Logan Lucky is revving up with the addition of Daniel Craig and Katherine Heigl to the cast as the project nears the starting line.

The Spectre star and the Knocked Up actress join an ensemble that includes Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Adam Driver, and Seth MacFarlane.

NASCAR officially confirmed the cast Thursday via an announcement that the racing sanctioning body is collaborating with Soderbergh on the film, which marks the director’s return to big-screen storytelling after a three-year hiatus.

Tentatively scheduled for release in fall 2017, Logan Lucky centers on a would-be heist at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Pre-production filming begins this weekend at the Coca-Cola 600.

In the announcement, executive producer Zane Stoddard of NASCAR described Logan Lucky as “a big-hearted, fun story” in which the speedway functions “much like the Bellagio in Steven’s Ocean’s Eleven.”