Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Netflix Acquires Global Rights to Soderbergh's "High Flying Bird"

Netflix Acquires Global Rights to Soderbergh's "High Flying Bird"
During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.
[via press release from Netflix] NETFLIX ACQUIRES GLOBAL RIGHTS TO SODERBERGH'S "HIGH FLYING BIRD"

Quote from Steven Soderbergh: "We had several strong options for distributing HIGH FLYING BIRD, but to borrow the patois of the movie itself, this deal felt like a slam dunk and the perfect way for me to begin my relationship with Netflix as a director."

Director: Academy Award Winner Steven Soderbergh (Unsane, Logan Lucky, Magic Mike)
Writer: Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Cast: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke

Producer: Joseph Malloch (Unsane)
Executive Producers: Ken Meyer (Unsane, Logan Lucky), André Holland for his shingle Harper Road Films

Logline: During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.
Netflix will release the film globally in 2019.

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