Netflix has acquired U.S. and some international rights to Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller “Anon” for a price in the $4 million range, TheWrap has learned.
The film stars Clive Owen as an investigator looking to solve a series of crimes in a future world with no privacy or anonymity and Amanda Seyfried as a young woman who has apparently beat the system and vanished.
Niccol produced the film with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film and K5 Media Group handled the financing. CAA arranged the film’s funding and negotiated the domestic deal, while Sierra/Affinity was in charge of international sales.
CAA screened “Anon” last Thursday in Toronto, before the Toronto International Film Festival officially got underway. It was the first year of the agency’s pre-screening venture, which also resulted in the $4 million sale of Keanu Reeves-headlined “Replicas” to Entertainment Studios.
“Anon” is the latest film acquired by the streaming giant, which continues to cast an outsize shadow on film festivals with its prodigious bag of cash. Netflix shelled out $4 million for “Kodachrome,” starring Ed Harris, and more than $3 million for documentary “Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond.”
The streaming service also premiered Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” at the festival.
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