Toronto: Netflix Buys ‘What Happened to Monday?’ With Noomi Rapace (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix is in final negotiations to acquire “What Happened to Monday?” a sci-fi thriller starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close, Variety has learned.

The deal will close in the mid-seven figure range for multiple territories, including the United States. The project sold out of the Toronto Film Festival. Although it wasn’t an official selection, “What Happened to Monday?” was screened to buyers at several private screenings, where it received favorable responses.

CAA packaged and sold the movie.

“Whatever Happened to Monday?” is directed by Tommy Wirkola (“Hansel & Gretal: Witch Hunters”) and co-stars Willem Dafoe. Rapace takes on six different roles in a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where families are forced to only have one child.

Producers are Raffaella De Laurentiis, Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi. The film was written by Kerry Williamson (“Alex Cross”) and Max Botkin (“Robosapien: Rebooted”).

As Toronto reaches its halfway point, few deals have closed for finished projects. The most high-profile title to sell is “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman, which went to Fox Searchlight. In an unorthodox sale, “Colossal,” a monster movie with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudekis, sold to a mystery Chinese buyer. Many distributors are exercising caution, but a handful of other titles are expected to come together in the days to come.

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