The Laundromat centres around Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep), and when her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, she 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 larger fortunes.
Founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour) and Ramón Fonseca (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. Zipping through a kaleidoscope of detours in China, Mexico, Africa (via Los Angeles) and the Caribbean en route to 2016’s Panama Papers publication – where journalists leaked the secret, encrypted documents of Mossack Fonseca’s high-profile patrons.
Based on this trailer, it has a great cast and looks pretty good, so I’ll definitely check it out.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Novel: Jake Bernstein
Adaptation: Scott Z Burns
Also stars: Sharon Stone, Melissa Rauch, James Cromwell, David Schwimmer, Robert Patrick, Alex Pettyfer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Will Forte, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Parnell, Rosalind Chao, Nonso Anozie
The Laundromat is released on September 27th on Netflix.
Check out the trailer below:
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