Netflix has acquired “Kodachrome,” a Mark Raso-directed drama starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen, an individual with knowledge of the acquisition told TheWrap.
The streaming service bought the rights to the film in a multimillion dollar deal out of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Kodachrome” is set during the final days of the still photo development system known as Kodachrome. When it ended and people hadn’t developed the rolls of the film, those stills were gone forever.
At the same time, the film focuses on a father (Harris) and son’s (Sudeikis) relationship as they go on a road trip to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes. Along with the father’s nurse, played by Olsen, the three must navigate a changing world.
Netflix is set to release the film with a theatrical release, intended for an awards rollout. Netflix got the rights in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Italy, Benelux, Japan, India, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week in the Special Presentations section.
Jonathan Tropper wrote the screenplay. “Kodachrome” was produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson of Gotham Group, Tropper, Shawn Levy and Dan Levine of 21 Laps, and Leon Clarance, and executive produced by Dan Cohen, Mary Anne Waterhouse, Laure Vaysse, Jo Monk, Lisa Wilson, and Myles Nestel.
The film is based on a New York times article titled “For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas” by A.G. Sulzberger, which was originally published in 2010.
The deal for “Kodachrome” was negotiated by WME Global and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and The Solution as sales agent for the film.