Netflix has just acquired the streaming rights for its fourth film from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), His Three Daughters, from writer/director Azazeal Jacobs, starring Natasha Lyonee, Carrie Coon and Elizabeth Olsen.
CAA Media Finance brokered a deal for worldwide rights at a sum of roughly $7 million. The streaming giant snapped up Richard Linklater’s new film Hit Man, the Anna Kendrick-directed Woman of the Hour, and Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa, a doc following the first Nepali woman to climb and survive Mount Everest.
Premiering at TIFF on September 7th, Jacobs’ movie follows three estranged sisters, Rachel (Lyonee), Christina (Olsen) and Katie (Coon), who come together to plan for the inevitable and imminent death of their ailing father, cooped up in his small apartment.
It’s been reported that Netflix paid roughly $7 million for the movie, having forked out $20m for Linklater’s newest picture, having previously acquired his animation Apollo 10 1/2, and above $10m for the Kendrick movie, which is inspired by the true story of a contestant on TV’s The Dating Game who won a date with a serial killer.
Jacobs’ previous movie was 2020’s French Exit, which starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges as a once-wealthy upper-class Manhattan family who fled to Paris with their remaining little cash.
Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt, whose 2011 western novel The Sisters Brothers was also adapted into a film, it received a mixed reception.
His Three Daughters sees its lead trio of actors also serving as executive producers alongside producers High-Frequency Entertainment, Arts & Sciences, Tango, Animal Pictures, Talkies Inc, and Case Study Films. A release date on Netflix has yet to be confirmed. Watch the director discuss his film below.