The Laundromat Movie

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Who's Involved:

Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sugar, David Schwimmer, Gary Oldman, Riley Keough, Will Forte, Steven Soderbergh, Scott Z. Burns, Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs

Release Date:

Friday, September 27, 2019 (Limited)
Friday, October 18, 2019 (Netflix)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming — and very well-dressed — founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Golden Globe nominee Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen's predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world's corrupt financial system.

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Who stars in The Laundromat: Cast List

"Don't Look Up" , "Little Women"  

"The Dark Knight Rises" , "Crisis"  

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" , "Friends: The Reunion"  

"Uncharted" , "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"  

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" , "Booksmart"  

"The Guilty" , "Zola"  

Who's making The Laundromat: Crew List

A look at the The Laundromat behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Steven Soderbergh last directed No Sudden Move and High Flying Bird. The film's writer Scott Z. Burns last wrote No Time to Die and The Report.


Scott Z. Burns


Lawrence Grey
Gregory Jacobs
Steven Soderbergh
Michael Sugar

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Production: What we know about The Laundromat?

Key Facts

  1. No distribution is on board, but sources say that Netflix is eyeing it (Hollywood Reporter, 5/14/18).
  2. Based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2019: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. Netflix has committed to finance and release the film.

  4. July 2016: The film was in Development status.

The Laundromat Release Date: When was the film released?

The Laundromat was released in 2019 on Friday, September 27, 2019 (Limited release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Abominable, The Day Shall Come and Prey.

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Oct. 19, 2019
Why was it based in Trenton, Michigan?

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