In a large deal, Sundance stand-out Honest Play has bought to Netflix.
It’s the primary whopper deal to return from a gross sales title and one which begat a bidding battle when it premiered Saturday. Searchlight, Lionsgate, Neon had been amongst these within the operating with the ultimate price ticket within the $20 million vary. Netflix had no touch upon the monetary points of the deal.
The function debut from Chloe Dumont, Play follows Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich), a newly engaged couple who work at a high-powered New York finance firm, whose relationship is thrown into disarray when Emily will get promoted forward of Luke. The film is Domont’s function movie debut after making a reputation for herself directing shorts and tv episodes of such reveals Billions, Fits and Ballers.
Rian Johnson’s T-Road banner and MRC are behind the film, which was produced by Leopold Hughes, Ben Leclair, Tim White, Trevor White and Allan Mandelbaum. Johnson and Ram Bergman exec produced.
It’s the primary movie to return out of the deal that T-Road’s Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman made with MRC to hatch automobiles with rising expertise. MRC dealt with the sale on behalf of the filmmaker.
Different offers are nonetheless percolating on the pageant. Midnight Desires, the darkish Jonathan Majors drama, is alleged to have a number of gives, as does John Carney’s musical drama, Flora and Son.