As announced a little while ago, Netflix is busily preparing to launch a whole heap of new projects this year. Among the new additions will be several original full-length features, with many more planned for the years to come. The first will be a horror flick from director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and, as if that alone wasn't enough to put Hollywood's nose out of joint, none other than Jake Gyllenhaal has now been confirmed to star.
Featuring alongside Gyllenhaal will be an all-star cast including Rene Russo (Nightcrawler), Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer (Nancy in Stranger Things), Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs (the narrator in The Get Down), Toni Collette, Billy Magnussen and John Malkovich (!). Few details about the movie's plot have been given for the moment beyond the fact it will follow "big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce". Production is already underway and the film should drop in 2018.
Generally when Netflix has distributed movies in the past, they've been poorly rated blockbusters like Bright or Cloverfield Paradox. But the platform has seriously been stepping up its game lately with features like Jim & Andy, The Meyerowitz Stories or Mudbound. Super productive in recent times, Netflix seems to be slowly but surely altering the movie distribution model and shaking up the major studios as it goes. If it means we get more projects like this one, we're all for it.