Netflix Releases Trailer for 'High Flying Bird'

Posted by on January 23, 2019

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'High Flying Bird' is world premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival prior to its debut on Netflix next month.

'High Flying Bird' is written by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, best known for co-writing 'Moonlight' with Barry Jenkins. Andre Holland stars as a sports agent who must find a way to pitch a controversial business opportunity to a rookie basketball player during an NBA lockout. The supporting cast includes Zazie Beetz, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, Sonja Sohn, and “Stranger Things” breakout Caleb McLaughlin.

“High Flying Bird” arrives at Slamdance during a crucial time for Netflix, which is currently in the Oscar conversation for Best Picture for the first time thanks to “Roma.” Soderbergh has worked with the streaming giant before, executive producing its acclaimed Western limited series “Godless.” The director’s recent efforts include “Logan Lucky” and “Insane.” As always, Soderbergh served as editor and cinematographer on “High Flying Bird.” The score was composed by Thomas Newman.

Watch the trailer here