Netflix has acquired Azazel Jacobs’ sisterhood drama His Three Daughters, which stars Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Olsen and Natasha Lyonne and bowed at the Toronto Film Festival.
The trio play estranged sisters forced to reunite when their father becomes seriously ill. The family drama sees the sisters converge as their father’s health steadily declines.
The deal, with a price tag north of $6 million, according to sources, represents Netflix’s third acquisition out of Toronto after the streaming giant picked up Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut, Woman of the Hour, for around $11 million after a world premiere at the festival. Netflix also nabbed the worldwide rights to Lucy Walker’s documentary Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa after it was presented as a work-in-progress screening at TIFF.
After Toronto Netflix also paid around $20 million for the Richard Linklater-directed Hit Man, which bowed in Venice and stars Glen Powell and Adria Arjona.
His Three Daughters is written, directed and edited by Jacobs and does not have an interim agreement in place. That means Netflix as a buyer is not bound by the terms SAG-AFTRA presented to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and were earlier rejected and remain a point of contention as talks between the major studios and striking actors get set to resume.
Jacobs also shares producer credits with Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery, Lia Buman, Marc Marrie, Mal Ward, Matt Aselton, Tim Headington, Jack Selby and Diaz Jacobs
The executive producers are Olsen, Coon, Lyonne, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Maya Rudolph, Peter Friedland, Neil Shah and Sophia Lin. The film is produced by High Frequency Entertainment, Arts & Sciences, Tango, Animal Pictures, Talkies Inc. and Case Study Films.
CAA Media Finance has the worldwide sales rights to His Three Daughters.