One of the many movies that is gaining a bit of attention at Sundance this year is The Report. This film is a drama written and directed by American screenwriter and director Scott Z. Burns and stars Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Morrison. It follows the story of the real life events of Daniel Jones (Driver) leading an investigation into the interrogation techniques of the CIA following the 9/11 attacks and the attempt by the White House to keep the truth from getting out.
The Report premiered at Sundance on the 26th of this month and three days after its initial release, it has been acquired by Amazon for $14 million. This ensures worldwide rights of the film which Amazon will distribute around the time of awards season. The Report is not the only high priced deal that Amazon has made in Sundance’s marketplace of premiering films, as they started by acquiring Mindy Kaling’s comedy Late Night for $13 million.
With Sundance underway in the early days of the festival, little has been made out about the reception of the aforementioned films even with Amazon shelling out large sums for distribution rights. For all the movie news coming out of this year’s Sundance festival, Mxdwn has you covered.