When it comes to It’s What’s Inside, Netflix is all in. Three days after the film made its debut in the Midnight Section of the festival dedicated to horror, the streaming service has acquired the horror thriller from Sundance.
Greg Jardin is the writer/director of the film, which revolves around a pre-wedding celebration that turns terrifying when a friend who has grown distant from them arrives carrying an enigmatic bag.
“I’ve been pitching it as a sci-fi thriller, with jokes,” Jardin said to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to reports, rights sold for an estimated $17 million, making it the festival’s highest sale to date this year in Park City, Utah. The actor-director A Real Pain, starring Jesse Eisenberg with Kieran Culkin, was acquired by Searchlight Pictures for $10 million over the weekend.
“On behalf of the cast, crew, and entire production team, we are absolutely thrilled that It’s What’s Inside landed at Netflix. Producer William Rosenfeld of Such, which financed and managed production, stated of the company, “Their commitment to championing bold and groundbreaking filmmakers like Greg Jardin remains unparalleled.”
Brittany O’Grady, James Morosini, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Devon Terrell, Gavin Leatherwood, Reina Hardesty, Nina Bloomgarden, and David Thompson are among the cast members of It’s What’s Inside. Colman Domingo, Ulf Ek, Robert Kapp, and Jason Baum serve as executive producers, with Rosenfeld, Kate Andrews, Raúl Domingo, and Jason Baum serving as producers.