Netflix has acquired the North American rights to Hilary Swank’s “I Am Mother” out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Netflix announced Wednesday.
Netflix had previously locked several international territories. Grant Sputore directs in his feature film debut, and Michael Lloyd Green wrote the screenplay based on a story by Sputore and Green.
Swank costars alongside Clara Rugaard and Rose Byrne. Kelvin Munro produced for The Penguin Empire, alongside Timothy White for Southern Light Films.
“I Am Mother” is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl who is raised by Mother, a robot designed to repopulate the earth after humankind’s extinction. However, when an injured stranger arrives, their mother-daughter relationship is strained.
Executive producers are Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti for Rhea Films, as well as Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Bryce Menzies, Grant Sputore, Philip Wade and John Wade. Anna Vincent and Green are co-producers.
Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, Screenwest and Adelaide Film Festival present in association with Rhea Films and Hercules Film Fund produced in association with Southern Light Alliance, a Penguin Empire and Southern Light Films production.
Endeavor Content handled the sale on behalf of the filmmakers.
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