Netflix Expands Movie Slate With Five Titles

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Netflix has expanded its movie slate by coming on board to finance and distribute five titles — “Amateur,” “ARQ,” “Clinical,” “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” and “Underground.”

The fast-growing distributor confirmed the deals Wednesday on the eve of the Sundance Film Festival. Since the start of 2016, Netflix has acquired rights to Paul Rudd’s “The Fundamentals of Caring” and Ellen Page’s “Tallulah” on Jan. 12.

The streaming giant, better known for backing original television shows such as “House of Cards” and “Daredevil,” released child soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” “Manson Family Vacation” and Adam Sandler comedy “The Ridiculous 6” last year. Upcoming movies include “War Machine” with Brad Pitt, “Jadotville” with Jamie Dornan, “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday” and a sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

“Amateur,” to be directed by Sundance Screenwriting Lab alum Ryan Koo, follows a 14-year-old basketball phenom who struggles to fit in with his new team and new coach. Producers are Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures and Chip Hourihan.

“ARQ” is based on an engineer, surrounded by a gang, who must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy. Producers are Mason Novick and John Finemore of Lost City alongside Kyle Franke and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films, in association with MXN Entertainment. Tony Elliott is directing from his own script.

“Clinical” stars Vinessa Shaw as a psychiatrist who tries to put her life back together after a violent attack. Campfire and Ross Dinerstein are producing. Alistair Legrand and Luke Harvis have written the script.

“I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” stars Ruth Wilson as a nurse hired to care for the author of ghost stories who is living in a home that holds a horrific ghost story of its own. Osgood Perkins directs. Rob Paris’ Paris Film Inc. is producing and co-financing with Robert Menzie’s Zed Filmworks and Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films.

Hazing drama “Underground,” directed by Gerard McMurrary, centers on a pledge torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the violence of underground hazing. Producers are Stephanie Allain, Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Reginald Hudlin and Mel Jones.

Christine Berg and McMurray wrote the script.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

 

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  1. Danka Endrel says:

    Anybody knows what happened to Craig Zobel – Margot Robbie Chiwetel Ejiofor Chris Pine Z for Zachariah?

  2. Bart Drennon says:

    Gee, maybe they should concentrate on providing the best movies already made instead of producing new crap. This is the reason most people joined. I have no desire to pay a monthly fee to see new TV shows.

  3. Thank you finally few sites informing even before Netflix. They never let us know by emails, which movie titles are leaving by the month end or which movie titles are coming up in new month. I have to research online and than most of the time i like movies of Netflix on other regions, than end up accessing other region via PureVPN. Netflix need to maintain uniform uploading and removing

  4. Wellesley72 says:

    Manson Family Vacation was released in 2015.

  5. Mo'Nique says:

    If these films are good, then we can forgive them for The Ridiculous 6.

    Beasts of No Nation was terrific, though.

  6. Angelina Jolie is directing a film for them as well. I love the diversity of their slate of films. Go Netflix.

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