Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to “His Three Daughters,” starring Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Olsen and Carrie Coon, following its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Netflix had no comment on terms of the deal, which is reported to be for just under $7 million.
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Written, directed and edited by Azazel Jacobs, the film presents a tense, captivating and touching portrait of family dynamics with Lyonne, Olsen and Coon starring as sisters who converge after their father’s health declines.
In his review, Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman praised the drama as “funny, moving and true,” with its trio of lead actors delivering “superb” performances that “work together like a piece of chamber music.”
He wrote: “The film is a finely observed, winningly unsentimental memory play about three adult sisters who have come together to take care of their father, who is dying of cancer and approaching his final days. It’s like ‘Cries and Whispers’ recast as a fast-talking tale of sibling rivalry.”
Gleiberman also saluted Jacobs as “a filmmaker who has finally come into his own,” adding, “Azazel Jacobs was always gifted. Now he’s major.”
The film is produced by High Frequency Entertainment, Arts & Sciences, Tango, Animal Pictures, Talkies Inc. and Case Study Films with Jacobs, Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery, Lia Buman, Marc Marrie, Mal Ward, Matt Aselton, Tim Headington, Jack Selby and Diaz Jacobs billed as producers.
Olsen, Coon and Lyonne executive produced the film alongside Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Maya Rudolph Peter Friedland, Neil Shah and Sophia Lin
“His Three Daughters” marks Netflix’s third major acquisition out of TIFF, after picking up Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut “Woman of the Hour” and Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man,” starring Glen Powell.
Deadline was first to report news of the sale.
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