Amazon is going big at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They walked in the festival with big pockets and they’ll be leaving with empty pockets.
After paying $13 million for the dramedy Late Night a few days ago, Amazon dropped another $14 million for worldwide rights to The Report.
The drama, which was written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, stars Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, Annette Bening, Ted Levine and Michael C. Hall. If that’s not an impressive cast, I don’t know what it is.
“The Report tells the true story of Daniel Jones’ exhaustive six-year investigation into the CIA’s use of torture on detainees suspected of terrorist activities.”
Following its premiere at Sundance, The Report has been getting rave reviews from critics. It sits at a 100% rating with critics saying things like…
“Scott Z. Burns’ drama about the CIA’s torture program plays like a great journalism thriller with a stunning lead performance from Adam Driver.”
This movie has “Oscar bait” all over it, and that’s probably why Amazon paid $14 million for it. They know it’ll probably be an awards contender next year.[mashshare]