No Sudden Move, the latest film from Steven Soderbergh, tells the story of a group of criminals in 1950s Detroit who are hired to carry out a routine crime, but soon find themselves wrapped up in a far more dangerous task when their heist takes a turn for the worse.
“No Sudden Move feels like filmmaking for the sheer pleasure of doing it. You can enjoy it as a thriller that stacks up double-, triple- and quadruple-crosses higher than Dagwood Bumstead can stack a sandwich,” Decider’s John Serba writes in his No Sudden Move review. “You can enjoy it as another sumptuously shot collection of images, dynamically assembled. Or you can enjoy it as a subtextual story about Detroit in transition, from an international hub of industry to a deeply troubled and divided city. Weaving among all three is a joy.”
While the film is set in Detroit, is it actually filmed there?
If you’ve already seen No Sudden Move, or you’ve just got a glimpse at the trailer, here’s everything you need to know about where to new Soderbergh movie was filmed.
WHERE WAS NO SUDDEN MOVE FILMED?
No Sudden Move, which is set in Detroit, Michigan, was also filmed in the city. According to The Detroit News, the film was originally imagiend as “a cross-country heist film” that would end in Detroit. But as screenwriter Ed Solomon and director Steven Soderbergh further discussed the film, the city became a more central part of the story. No Sudden Move filmed all around the area, shooting in Detroit, Hamtramck, Grosse Pointe, Pontiac and Bruce Township.
Some landmarks where No Sudden Move was filmed include the Park Shelton, Rosedale Park — “a key location,” per the Detroit Free Press— along with Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the Michigan Building, the Detroit Club and Wayne State University. Roma Cafe was used for one particularly action-packed scene. Production on the film was originally set to start in March 2020, but was postponed until September due to Covid.
Don Cheadle, who stars in No Sudden Move, told the Detroit Free Press that the city “is absolutely a character in this movie.” He added, “I think it permeates everything that happens. There are certain movies you can shoot them anywhere…This one had to be in Detroit. It’s about Detroit. It’s about the industry that fueled Detroit. It’s about what happened when that industry decided that it was more important than the people.”
NO SUDDEN MOVE CAST: WHO STARS IN NO SUDDEN MOVE?
No Sudden Move stars Don Cheadle as Curt Goynes, Benicio del Toro as Ronald Russo, David Harbour as Matt Wertz, Amy Seimetz as Mary Wertz, Jon Hamm as Detective Joe Finney, Ray Liotta as Frank Capelli, Kieran Culkin as Charley, Noah Jupe as Matthew Wertz Jr., Brendan Fraser as Doug Jones, Julia Fox as Vanessa Capelli, and more.
WHERE TO WATCH NO SUDDEN MOVE:
Looking to kick back this long weekend with a movie? You’re in luck, because No Sudden Move is both in theaters and available to stream. The film premiered in theaters and on HBO Max yesterday (July 1) and will be available to watch on the streamer at no additional cost for 30 days.
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