Netflix Acquires ‘Manson Family Vacation’ at SXSW (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix has acquired world distribution rights to “Manson Family Vacation,” a comedy produced by the Duplass brothers, Variety has learned.

The film, which premiered at SXSW on Monday night to good reviews, tells the story of two brothers (played by Jay Duplass and Linas Phillips) who embark on a road trip to the site of the Manson Family murders.

J. Davis wrote and directed the movie.

The acquisition is the latest in the streaming service’s aggressive push in feature films. Over the weekend, Netflix closed the first big deal at SXSW — picking up the buzzy relationship drama “6 Years,” which it plans to release later this year. Two weeks ago, Netflix also landed Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” and it announced a four-movie deal with the Duplass brothers in January. Adam Sandler has begun production on “Ridiculous 6,” co-starring Taylor Lautner, Whitney Cummings and Dan Aykroyd, for Netflix as part of another four-movie deal the star signed last year.

It wasn’t immediately known when Netflix would release “Manson Family Vacation.”

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