The Laundromat Movie

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The Laundromat


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2019 | NR | Drama True Story

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 questiona... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

The Laundromat release date is set for Friday, September 27, 2019. This will be a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, October 18, 2019. This will be a Netflix Only release.

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Directed by

Steven Soderbergh

Screenwriter

Scott Z. Burns

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Rating MPAA

NR Not Rated

Storyline

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.

Trivia & Production Notes

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

Also Known As

  • Panama Papers
  • Secrecy World

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