- Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights for Malcolm & Marie.
- The film directed by Sam Levinson stars Zendaya and John David Washington and was filmed during quarantine.
- The streaming service reportedly bought the film for $30 million (R500 million).
Zendaya and John David Washington's film Malcolm & Marie is coming to Netflix.
The streaming service acquired the rights of the film for $30 million (R500 million) at the virtual Toronto Film Festival, reports Entertainment Weekly.
In a press release, Netflix described the movie as an "achingly romantic drama in which a filmmaker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home following a celebratory movie premiere as he awaits what's sure to be imminent critical and financial success".
The film is written and directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, after Zendaya asked him if he could write and direct a film during quarantine.
According to Variety, Netflix also bought the rights to Halle Berry's directorial debut Bruised which premiered at the festival and Pieces of a Woman starring Vanessa Kirby for which she won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film festival.
Halle thanked the streaming service. Alongside a picture, she wrote: "Thank you Netflix. Excited to go on the journey with you!"
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