Magazine article Screen International

Sundance: Netflix Buys 'Jessica James', 'Joshua', in Talks for Hulk Hogan Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance: Netflix Buys 'Jessica James', 'Joshua', in Talks for Hulk Hogan Doc

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The story of an aspiring white rapper premiered on Monday afternoon and joined Mudbound and Step on the hot list as the Sundance deal flow built momentum.

Netflix paid a little over $3m for world rights to Jim Strouse's festival closer The Incredible Jessica James (pictured) and around $2m for Joshua: Teenager Vs. Superpower.

The Premieres selection will be branded as a Netflix original film and launch worldwide day-and-date this year. Jessica Williams stars as an aspiring New York playwright dealing with a break-up who goes on a fateful blind date with a recently divorced man played by Chris O'Dowd.

Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside produced and Williams and Kerri Hundley serve as executive producers. ICM Partners represented the filmmakers in the deal.

The company has also paid close to $2m for worldwide rights to Joe Piscatella's Joshua: Teenager vs. …

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