Netflix Secures North America & UK Rights for Jacques Audiard’s ‘Emilia Pérez’ at Cannes

Following a sensational debut at the Cannes Film Festival, Jacques Audiard’s latest offering, “Emilia Pérez,” is poised to captivate audiences worldwide, with Netflix in negotiations for North American and UK distribution rights.

The Spanish-language musical crime comedy, boasting a stellar cast including Karla Sofía Gascón, Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldaña, and Édgar Ramirez, has emerged as a hot commodity at Cannes, attracting fervent interest from U.S. distributors. Netflix, in a deal nearing its finalization, is set to acquire the film for a sum reportedly reaching the high seven figures.

While Netflix has been relatively subdued in recent markets, its resurgence in Cannes signals a strategic return to the global acquisitions arena. The streaming giant’s enthusiasm for “Emilia Pérez” hints at its potential for awards recognition, bolstering Netflix’s diverse film slate.

Audiard, a Cannes favorite renowned for acclaimed works like “Rust and Bone” and “Deephan,” collaborates with a stellar team, including screenwriter Thomas Bidegain and producer Pascal Caucheteux. The film, backed by Pathé and Library Pictures International, promises a bold cinematic experience, defying conventional storytelling norms.

Stephanie Bunbury of Deadline lauds “Emilia Pérez” as a cinematic marvel, praising its audacious premise and stellar performances. With CAA Media Finance and The Veterans brokering the deal, Netflix aims to bring Audiard’s vision to global audiences, solidifying its position as a powerhouse in international film distribution.

As anticipation builds for its release, “Emilia Pérez” stands poised to enchant viewers with its daring narrative and unparalleled cinematic spectacle. Stay tuned for its much-anticipated debut on Netflix.

M. Osama Asghar

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