Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to Lily Collins Anorexia Drama ‘To the Bone’

Sundance 2017: TV veteran Marti Noxon’s feature directorial debut also stars Keanu Reeves

Last Updated: January 25, 2017 @ 10:03 PM

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Lily Collins’ anorexia drama, “To the Bone,” TheWrap has learned.

The project is TV veteran Marti Noxon’s directorial film debut and also stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston and Alanna Ubach. “To the Bone” is a semi-autobiographical story about a young woman finding a path out of a potentially fatal illness.

“To the Bone” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22. Noxon also wrote the screenplay for the film.

The drama was produced by Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller and Julie Lynn. Talal Al Abbar, Monika Bacardi, Anita Gou, Andrea Iervolino, Joseph Lanius and Matthew J. Malek served as executive producers.

According to a synopsis from the studio, “To the Bone” is based on the real-life experiences of Noxon tells the story of 20-year-old Ellen and her battle with anorexia. Ellen enters a group home run by an unconventional doctor where she and the other residents go on a sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing journey — navigating their addictions and finding the path to choosing life.

Netflix acquired the worldwide rights to Kitty Green’s documentary “Casting JonBenet” ahead of the film festival. “Casting JonBenet” will launch on Netflix and in limited theatrical release this spring.

On Monday, the streaming platform picked up the worldwide rights to writer/director Jim Strouse’s comedy, “The Incredible Jessica James,” ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. And on Tuesday, Netflix nabbed the rights to the Russian doping documentary “Icarus” after its screening at the festival.

Netflix declined to comment.