Hulu has acquired the “Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary” following its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last week, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The film follows a deranged magician who built his career out of shock and deception in the 1980s. He is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, but three years later, Johnathan is still alive. The documentary chronicles his comeback tour.
Ben Berman directed the film. Berman, Miranda Bailey, Russell Groves, Amanda Marshall and Jacob Perlin are producers on the film, with Jason Beck, Kirk Johnson and Jon Mugar executive producing.
Earlier this week, Hulu teamed up with Neon to acquire “Little Monsters” out of Sundance. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad.
The deal was negotiated by Submarine’s Josh Braun and Verve.