‘fair Play,’ Starring Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor, Sells to Netflix for $20 Million in large Sundance Deal - diversity

"fair Play," probably the most buzziest films to greatest at this 12 months's Sundance movie festival, has sold to Netflix in a large $20 million deal. The pact is for international rights.

Given the nice and cozy reception, the film sparked a bidding warfare amongst a few key distributors, including Searchlight and Neon. It's not the only film drawing severe activity — John Carney's "plant life and Son," a musical drama with Eve Hewson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is additionally attracting a few bidders, in keeping with sources.

Chloe Domont directed "reasonable Play" in her function debut. within the psychological thriller, "Bridgerton" breakout Phoebe Dynevor and "Solo" celebrity Alden Ehrenreich play a newly engaged couple who maintains their relationship a secret because they work together at a cut-throat hedge fund. When Dynevor's character Emily gets promoted over Ehrenreich's Luke, the couple's vigour dynamic shifts irrevocably.

"i believed [finance] become a great backdrop since the high-stakes is ripe for drama," Domont informed variety following the movie's top-quality. "It feeds into the toxicity of the connection, and vice-versa."

In a rave evaluate, variety's chief movie critic Owen Gleiberman praised "fair Play" for having "an awful lot to claim concerning the put up-#MeToo world and has loads of enjoyable announcing it."

"It's some of the rare Sundance movies that could absolutely destroy via within the actual world," he wrote. "And in an age when films like 'Tár' and 'The Fabelmans' have struggled, that makes it a unique commodity."

It took some time for the Sundance market to heat up, however there had been some deal-making in Park city. prior in the week, Magnolia nabbed global rights to the documentary "Little Richard: i am everything" and Netflix landed "Run Rabbit Run," a thriller starring Sarah Snook.

"reasonable Play" is Domont's characteristic movie debut after directing shorts and tv episodes of "Billions," "fits" and "Ballers." Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman from T-road served as government producers on the movie, which become backed through MRC.

Prducers consist of Leopold Hughes and Ben LeClaire from T-road, as well as Tim White, Trevor White, Allan Mandelbaum from famous person Thrower leisure.

cut-off date become first to report the sale of "reasonable Play."

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