Netflix is kicking off what promises to be a busy month for Sundance acquisitions by beating other suitors to the punch for “Tallulah,” Sian Heder’s dramatic comedy starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney, TheWrap has learned.
Page plays a rootless young woman who takes a toddler from a wealthy, negligent mother and passes the baby off as her own in an effort to protect her. Her decision connects and transforms the lives of three very different women, including Janney’s character, who mistakenly believes she’s the child’s grandmother.
Netflix had an advantage in acquiring worldwide distribution rights to “Tallulah,” as the streaming service already has a relationship with Heder, who has written and produced episodes of its hit series “Orange Is the New Black.”
Backed by Route One Entertainment, Maiden Voyages Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment, the film was produced by Chris Columbus, Russell Levine, Heather Rae and Todd Traina.
The news was first reported by Variety.