After his upcoming thriller Contagion and a couple of other projects, director Steven Soderbergh plans to retire.
Here's what Matt Damon had to say about his frequent collaborator's decision to leave the filmmaking game:
"He's retiring, he's been talking about it for years and it's getting closer.
He wants to paint and he says he’s still young enough to have another career. He’s kind of exhausted with everything that interested him in terms of form. He’s not interested in telling stories. Cinema interested him in terms of form and that’s it. He says, 'If I see another over-the-shoulder shot, I’m going to blow my brains out.'
After this movie we’re doing Liberace next summer with Michael Douglas, and then he might do one more movie after that with George [Clooney], and then after that he’s retiring."
An unexpected career move, but it's def important to follow your passion.
And who knows? Maybe after five or ten years of painting, Steven will return to us
to make another mainstream film with Sasha Grey.
Lots of luck, bb!
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