Netflix has acquired Olivia Colman film ‘The Lost Daughter’
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Netflix has acquired Olivia Colman film 'The Lost Daughter'

Netflix had previously acquired the US distribution rights to The Lost Daughter and has now managed to get access to streaming rights in the United Kingdom, Germany and Benelux as well. The film is set to make a limited theatrical release on December 17th before arriving at the streaming service on December 31st, 2021. 

Adapted from Elena Ferrante’s eponymous 2006 novel, the film will mark Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut where she is single-handedly helming direction, writing and production, featuring a star-studded ensemble.

Talking about her collaboration with Netflix, Gyllenhaal said, “I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix again. They have supported so much of the work I am most proud of, and this is no exception.” 

She further added, “Netflix has consistently championed filmmakers that excite and inspire me and I’m delighted to be included in that company.”

Shot in Greece last year, the film features an A-list cast comprising Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris and Dagmara Dominczyk. 

Colman’s Leda is a middle-aged college professor who goes to the beach to spend her vacation where she meets Johnson’s Nina and her young daughter. She observes them and slowly becomes obsessed with their compelling bond that consumes her and overwhelms her with early memories of her own, trapping her in this conundrum. 

Johnson called the film “raw, open and messy” and said that it “felt so human, like the truth of being a human woman”. 

Gyllenhaal had admitted that the novel had made her feel both “disturbed and comforted”. 

“I find that the script has attracted other people interested in exploring these secret truths about motherhood, sexuality, femininity, desire,” she added. “And I’m thrilled to continue my collaboration with such brave and exciting actors and filmmakers.”

Netflix released the trailer of the film yesterday. Check it out below: