SXSW: Netflix Nabs Global Rights for Hannah Fidell’s ‘6 Years’
Netflix has picked up filmmaker Hannah Fidell’s “6 Years” at SXSW, and will debut the feature-length drama globally later this year.
Starring Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”) and Ben Rosenfield (“Boardwalk Empire”), the film focuses on a couple whose relationship is tested when job opportunities conflict with their future plans. Written and directed by Fidell, the film was produced by Duplass Brothers Productions, Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, and Andrew Logan in association with Arts & Labor.
Netflix and Duplass Brothers Productions have an existing deal to co-produce four feature films, though “6 Years” is not a part of that arrangement. The streaming service also has multi-picture film deals with Leonardo DiCaprio (for documentary films) and Adam Sandler (for comedies, ostensibly).
The move also comes soon after Netflix spent roughly $12 million for “True Detective” season one helmer Cary Fukunaga’s African civil-war drama “Beasts of No Nation,” which stars Idris Elba (“The Wire,” “Luther”).
The deal for “6 Years” was negotiated by ICM Partners and Submarine Entertainment. Financial terms were not disclosed.Tags: Duplass Brothers Productions, Hannah Fidell, ICM Partners, Netflix, netflix originals, Submarine Entertainment, SXSW, SXSW 2015