Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Strikes for Gay Love Story 'Holding the Man'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Strikes for Gay Love Story 'Holding the Man'

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Netflix has swooped on world SVOD rights to drama Holding The Man, director Neil Armfield's adaptation of the well-received Australian memoir of the same name.

Goalpost Films inked the deal with Netflix and has closed additional deals for all other rights with Strand Releasing for the US, Peccadillo Pictures for the UK and Ireland, Pro Fun for Germany and Switzerland and Cinemien for Benelux.

The film, which garnered six AACTA Award nominations this year and took more than $1m at the local box office last year, will roll out across Europe and US before its August 1, 2016, start date on Netflix.

Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, Anthony LaPaglia and Geoffrey Rush star in writer Tommy Murphy's adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's memoir of the same name, about the rollercoaster romance between a young Catholic man who falls in love with the captain of a football team. …

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