Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Pays $4M for 'Anon' in Toronto

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Pays $4M for 'Anon' in Toronto

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Netflix is understood to have paid around $4m for Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller Anon, which screened out of festival in Toronto.

Netflix is understood to have paid around $4m for Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller Anon, which screened out of festival in Toronto.

The streaming platform acquired the US and select international rights in a deal with CAA and international sales agent Sierra/Affinity announced on Friday.

The deal is the latest in a trickle of modest business in Toronto since the weekend. On Tuesday it emerged that A24 and DirecTV had picked up US rights to Richard Eyre’s drama The Children Act starring Emma Thompson. CAA brokered that deal on behalf of FilmNation, BBC Films and the filmmakers.

Anon stars Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried - seen in Toronto, Venice and Telluride selection First Reformed - in the tale of a world where privacy has ended and memories are recorded by the authorities. …

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