The Laundromat: Amazing Facts You Need to Know

A movie based on true accounts, especially one that involves prominent figures in a much-publicized controversy, can be considered pre-sold. Such is the case of Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix film “The Laundromat” which starts streaming on November
1. It’s a dramatic thriller about exposing the world’s corrupt financial system.Imagine a story that audaciously implicates and puts in a very negative light world leaders, as well as criminals and film industry personalities.

2. It’s based on a book about the Panama Papers investigation.
“The Laundromat” is based on the book “Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite” by Jake Bernstein published on November 21, 2017.

3. Steven Soderbergh of “Ocean’s” film franchise directs the film.
At the age of 26, Steven Soderbergh became the youngest solo director awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for his directorial debut film “Sex, Lies and Videotapes.” Its critical and commercial success made Soderbergh one of the founding pioneers of the independent cinema movement.

4. Screenwriter Scott Burns collaborates with Soderbergh for the 4th time Scott Burns first made a mark as one of the producers of the 2006 American documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” about former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's global warming education campaign. It grossed almost $50 million from a $1.5 million budget, and won Best Documentary Feature at the 2007 Academy Awards.

5. The powerhouse cast is led by Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman.
A high profile feature film like “The Laundromat” with a powerful story to tell the world deserves a powerhouse cast. And in this aspect, this Netflix drama-thriller delivers the goods. Oscar acting awardees Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman head the cast of actors playing important characters in the film.