“Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” has sold to Netflix ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme and produced by Emmy Award winner Gary Goetzman, the film showcases Timberlake’s final date of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Surrounded by the 25 band members of The Tennessee Kids and featuring performances from one of the highest-grossing tours of the decade, the film is a culmination of the singer’s 134 shows and 2 years on the road.
Other high-profile deals have already closed in Toronto, including Focus Features acquiring the rights to the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Daniel Day-Lewis. The film is untitled as of yet but is set in the fashion world of 1950’s London.
In addition, Sean Penn‘s new directorial effort, “The Last Face,” landed a distribution deal with Saban Films. It stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem as aid workers in Africa. The deal comes after the film was roundly panned after its debut at Cannes earlier this year.