Netflix Buys SVOD Rights To Venice Cannibal Fairy Tale ‘The Bad Batch’

Venice Film Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is closing a deal for the SVOD rights to The Bad Batch, the Ana Lily Amirpour-directed film that stars Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse and Diego Luna. The picture premiered tonight at the Venice Film Festival, where it is competing for the Golden Lion prize. The film was made by Annapurna Pictures and VICE Media, and it’s described as a dystopian fairy tale set in a Texas wasteland where society’s rejects are just trying to make ends meat (pun intended). Amirpour wrote the script and it’s the followup to her acclaimed Farsi-language vampire genre debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. In this film, another girl (Waterhouse) wanders alone into a band of cannibalistic drifters. While Netflix got the streaming video on demand rights, there is still business to be done on the film, as CAA is shopping the domestic theatrical distribution rights and certain other territories.

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