Tribeca: Netflix Buys ‘Little Boxes’ Starring Melanie Lynskey (EXCLUSIVE)

In what will likely be one of the biggest deals out of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to the dramatic comedy “Little Boxes,” Variety has learned.

The movie sold for around $1.5 million, according to those with knowledge of the negotiations.

“Little Boxes” is directed by Rob Meyer (“A Birder’s Guide to Everything”). The story follows a family—played by Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis (“True Blood”) and Armani Jackson–after a move to suburban Washington, “gently touching on issues of race, class and privilege,” writes Variety critic Geoff Berkshire.

The cast also includes Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Janeane Garofalo.

The picture was produced by Jared Goldman, Jordan Horowitz, Ken Keller and Caron Rudner. Executive producers are Cary Fukunaga, Wyatt Gatling, Marc Simon and Rose Troche.

Fukunaga and Netflix previously collaborated on “Beasts of No Nation,” which launched the streaming service’s original movie offerings last fall.

Netflix has been a very active presence on the film festival circuit this year, picking up the streaming rights to a slew of titles out of Sundance and SXSW.

The Tribeca Film Festival closes on Sunday.

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