Netflix Lands Sundance Title ‘It’s What’s Inside’; $17M For Worldwide Rights Sets Fest High Bar

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has just closed a deal in the $17 million range for worldwide rights to It’s What’s Inside, the thriller written and directed by Greg Jardin that has been one of the Sundance Film Festival’s buzziest titles. It’s the second 8-figure deal of Sundance, after the Jesse Eisenberg-directed A Real Pain sold to Searchlight for $10 million. Both those deals were brokered by CAA.

A pre-wedding party descends into an existential nightmare when an estranged friend shows up with a mysterious suitcase. There are a lot of reveals in this one, and I ain’t giving up a single one. Numerous studios chased this one before Netflix stepped up.

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The film stars Brittany O’Grady, James Morosini, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Devon Terrell, Gavin Leatherwood, Reina Hardesty, Nina Bloomgarden and David Thompson.

The pic is a co-production between Such Content, Edith Productions, and Boldly Go. Producers are William Rosenfeld, Kate Andrews, Jason Baum, and Raul Domingo. The exec producers are Colman Domingo, and Robert Kapp.

CAA Media Finance brokered the deal. The film bowed in the Midnight Section on January 19 at The Ray Theatre.

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