Netflix buys over NOK 120 million for movies

Netflix buys over NOK 120 million for movies
Cannes: Director Todd Haynes and actress Natalie Portman at the festival on May 21.

The streaming giant is said to have set a record for securing the drama “May December” with Natalie Portman (41) and Julianne Moore (62).


“May December” has been getting a lot of attention during the Cannes Film Festival in recent days, and Netflix will take charge accordingly Delivery time He did not hesitate to purchase the distribution rights for the United States.

The channel is said to have put $11 million, or 120 million kroner, on the table, which is claimed to be by far the most expensive contract during this year’s festival, which began a week ago.

This gives us an incredible amount of confidence and enthusiasm,” director Todd Haynes, 62, told Deadline after the agreement with Netflix became known.

Based on a true story

The film is about a woman named Gracie Atherton-Yoo (played by Moore), who is imprisoned for having an affair with a 12-year-old boy, whom she later marries.

Film Trio: Fv: Natalie Portman, Charles Melton and Julianne Moore in Cannes.

In “May December,” the story deals with the fact that 20 years after the scandal, the couple agreed to reveal their lives in a Hollywood movie. Natalie Portman is played by actress Elizabeth Perry – who will play Atherton U.

Charles Melton, 32, plays the husband, who was underage when his later wife was found guilty of abusing him.

Press conference: Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore in Cannes.

If the story sounds familiar, it’s not strange. The film is loosely based on the true story of deceased teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, who begins a relationship with her student, Philly Fualaau (now 39). She was 34 and he was 12.

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VG has written a lot about this couple over the years.

True story: Mary Kay Letourneau, here in court in 1998, died of cancer in 2020 — at the age of 58.

When the film was shown ahead of its premiere in Cannes on Saturday, the audience in the auditorium stood with eight-minute standing ovations after the screening.

diverse I already expected both Moore and Portman to become Academy Award nominees for their efforts.

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