Netflix shells out $20 million for a new critically acclaimed movie from director Richard Linklater that stars Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell.
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- Netflix acquires Richard Linklater's new film Hit Man for $20 million after its success at film festivals.
- Linklater, known for his films on suburban culture and the passage of time, directs the film starring Glen Powell.
- Hit Man is anticipated to have a theatrical release before becoming available on the streaming service.
Netflix shells out $20 million to acquire Richard Linklater's new film starring Glen Powell, Hit Man. Linklater is the five-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind Dazed and Confused, The Before trilogy, Boyhood, and other films dealing with the themes of suburban culture and the passage of time. His latest film is Hit Man which stars Powell in the titular role.
Now, after Linklater's latest film received much critical acclaim at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, Netflix has paid $20 to acquire Hit Man for the streaming service, according to Variety. Netflix hasn't set a release date yet, though the film is expected to receive a theatrical release before hitting the streaming service.
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