Monday, October 2, 2023

This is the black comedy that has triumphed at festivals

After its successful passage through the Venice and Toronto film festivals, Netflix has acquired the distribution rights of killer the latest film Richard Linklater for $20 million.

With Glen Powell (Top Gun Maverick) y Adriatic Arjona (Andor), the film is a black comedy based on a true story and stars “the world’s most unlikely undercover agent“, which premiered out of competition in Venice and was one of the most praised films at the Italian festival.

Powell interpreted a Gary Johnson a professor who works part-time with the police and poses as a hitman who attends meetings with people who try to hire him to kill an unfaithful spouse or a business partner.

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Ultimately, his work is so convincing that he ensures that people who use his services are arrested and convicted. Things get complicated when a mysterious young woman (Arjona) asks her to get rid of her abusive husband. Johnson tries to dissuade her, but when they become romantically involved, he is faced with a dilemma Hiding your identity or committing a crime.

The film reunites Linklater and Powell (in their fourth collaboration) after Netflix’s animated sci-fi film Apollo 10 1/2. Linklater adapted the script with Powell from an article by Skip Hollandsworth published in Texas Monthly.

Netflix has not yet decided on the release strategy, but the film is expected to have one limited release in theaters before hitting the platform To. Currently, the company has acquired distribution rights in the US, UK, Australia/New Zealand, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Iceland.

At the Toronto Film Festival, Netflix also acquired this Opera Prima by Anna Kendrick Woman of the hour for $11 million while A24 took over Sing sinG Director: Colman Domingo (euphoria). In addition to Linklaters, these are the three films that were distributed during the festival.

From Sundance on Netflix

It will appear in the Netflix catalog on October 13th. fair play (Fair play) the most sought-after film at this year’s Sundance Festival, for which the platform paid $20 million for worldwide distribution.

The debut of Chloe Domont (Suits, ballers, billions) follows that of Emily (Phoebe Dynevor, Go Bridgerton) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich, Solo: A Star Wars Story), whose romance reaches unexpected limits when the opportunity for a promotion arises at the financial company where they both work.

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