Netflix is going all in on It’s What’s Inside. The streaming service has acquired the horror thriller out of Sundance, three days after the project debuted as part of the fest’s horror-centric Midnight Section.
The feature hails from writer director Greg Jardin, and centers on a pre-wedding party that becomes a nightmare when an estranged friend shows up with a mysterious suitcase.
“I’ve been pitching it as a sci-fi thriller, with jokes,” Jardin told The Hollywood Reporter earlier in the fest.
Rights went for a reported $17 million, which would make it the highest sale of the Park City, Utah-based festival so far this year. Over the weekend, Searchlight Pictures made a $10 million deal to acquire the Jesse Eisenberg-directed feature A Real Pain, which stars the actor-filmmaker alongside Kieran Culkin.
“On behalf of the cast, crew, and entire production team, we are absolutely thrilled that It’s What’s Inside landed at Netflix. Their commitment to championing bold and groundbreaking filmmakers like Greg Jardin remains unparalleled,” said producer William Rosenfeld of Such, which financed and oversaw production.
It’s What’s Inside stars Brittany O’Grady, James Morosini, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Devon Terrell, Gavin Leatherwood, Reina Hardesty, Nina Bloomgarden and David Thompson. It is produced by Rosenfeld, Kate Andrews, Jason Baum and Raúl Domingo, with executive producers including Colman Domingo, Ulf Ek, Robert Kapp.