Sebastian Stan has been around for a while now, having small roles both in film and television, but his big break came when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America’s best friend Bucky Barnes a.k.a the Winter Soldier. Since then, Stan has become a favorite among critics and audiences, and has broadened his filmography with comedic roles such as in The Bronze and in other science fiction films like Ridley Scott’s The Martian.
Stan’s contract with Marvel Studios is not over yet, and we will see the Winter Soldier back in action in Avengers: Infinity War. Until then, he will star in the mystery-thriller We Have Always Lived in the Castle and will guest-star in Jim Carrey’s comedy-drama series I’m Dying Up Here. In addition to that, Stan will include one more comedic role on his resume as he has now joined Steven Soderbergh’s latest project Logan Lucky.
According to THR, Stan has joined Daniel Craig (Skyfall, Spectre) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike XXL) in Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, which is currently shooting in Atlanta. The film also stars Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, Star Wars actor Adam Driver, as well as Katherine Heigl (State of Affairs) and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted).
Details on the plot are scarce, but it has been revealed that it’s a heist movie taking place during a NASCAR event, featuring the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stan’s character will be a three-time Sprint Cup Champion NASCAR driver coming back into the sport after spending some time-off. Logan Lucky marks Soderbergh’s return to the director’s chair after his self-imposed retirement – though he was never really out of the game.
He directed the 10-part miniseries The Knick and executive produced the Starz series, The Girlfriend Experience, based on his earlier experimental-drama film of the same name starring Sasha Grey. His last feature film as director was the psychological thriller Side Effects, starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara, and the TV movie was Behind the Candelabra, with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
Stan has played a variety of roles that range from vampires and the Mad Hatter from Wonderland, to a soldier-turned-weapon and an Olympic medalist. He has also worked with directors such as Darren Aronofsky and Ridley Scott. It’s fair to say he has the talent and experience to carry the weight of a role in Soderbergh’s awaited return to the big screen.
Logan Lucky is tentatively slated for release in Fall 2017.