Toronto: Netflix Buys ‘Kodachrome’ With Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis

Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.

It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights to “Chappaquiddick” and “Replicas,” a Keanu Reeves thriller, but many other buyers have been keeping their checkbooks under wraps.

Kodachrome’s” cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, and Oscar nominee Ed Harris. The film follows an A&R man (Sudeikis) for a boutique record label, whose professional life is growing unsatisfying as digital changes upend his business. These technological shifts are also impacting his father (Harris), a photographer who shoots exclusively on celluloid. The ailing parent enlists his son to one last trip to Parsons, Kansas, so he can develop some rolls of film before the world’s only remaining Kodachrome lab closes its doors. Presumably lessons will be learned, old grievances aired — perhaps even a certain Paul Simon song will be played.

Mark Raso (“Copenhagen”) directs from a script by Jonathan Tropper (“This Is Where I Leave You”). It’s based on a New York Times article by A.G. Sulzberger, the son of publisher Arthur Sulzberger. CAA and WME  negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers and The Solution served as sales agent for the film. Deadline first reported the sale.

More Film

  • HAF Project Market Unwraps 16th Edition

    HAF Project Market Unveils 16th Edition

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

  • Filming on Italy to Honor Monica

    Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to Be Honored at L.A. Italian Culture Festival

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance's 'Gemini Man'

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

  • Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles'

    Film News Roundup: Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles' Moved Back a Week

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

  • Sundance Womens March

    Sundance: How Will Festival Tackle #MeToo, Political Turmoil, and More?

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

  • 'Maktub' Review: Palm Springs Film Festival

    Film Review: 'Maktub'

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    Netflix has purchased “Kodachrome,” a shaggy road trip dramedy that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a cliche to say the film festival markets get off to slow starts, but this year’s edition has been particularly sluggish and lacking in big deals. Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has been aggressive, snapping up the rights […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content