Steven Soderbergh will be directing “The Girlfriend Experience,” a film about prostitution from the viewpoint of a $10,000-a night call girl. Rather then wealthy men paying just for a good sexual encounter, but for a call girl who would play the roll of a perfect girlfriend, going above and beyond a usual call girl situation.
The film is part of the six-picture day-and-date release pact made with Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner’s 2929 Entertainment. Following the same pattern as the previous Soderbergh day-and-date release, ‘Bubble’
The film was developed when Soderbergh was working with writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien on ‘Oceans 13.’
The question at hand is, will Soderbergh non-actors like with ‘Bubble,’ or consider real talent. The film will be shot over a period of 14 days following wrap of his new collab with Matt Damon, ‘The Informant.”
It’s projects like these that get me excited about film, out of the box ideas, not just for subject matter, but for for the distribution as well.