Netflix will be expanding its streaming offerings a bit next year, thanks to a content deal struck with the Weinstein Company's Radius-TWC distribution label. The multi-year deal will be bringing films like the Sundance "sensation" The Bachelorette and the Tobey Maguire / Elizabeth Banks movie The Details to the service, along with Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn's followup to Drive. The fruits of the deal will hit Netflix's watch instantly early 2013. More information, meanwhile, can be found in the press release after the break.
Netflix And RADiUS-TWC Announce Multi-Year Output Deal In The United States To Bring Diverse Slate To Widest Possible Audience
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and RADiUS-TWC, the new multi-platform distribution label from The Weinstein Company, announced today a multi-year output deal for a slate of great new films that U.S. Netflix members can watch instantly beginning in early 2013.
Among them are Leslye Hedland's razor sharp comedy "Bachelorette" the raucous Sundance Film Festival sensation about three best girlfriends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan) whose night of prenuptial debauchery threatens to ruin the wedding; "Only God Forgives," Nicolas Winding Refn's eagerly awaited follow up to "Drive" starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas; the Toronto and Telluride satirical hit "Butter" with Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman.
Also coming to Netflix are "The Details" starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Haysbert, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta and Laura Linney which also premiered at Sundance to great fanfare and "Lay the Favorite," another Sundance hit directed by Academy Award® nominee Stephen Frears ("The Queen") starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta- Jones and Vince Vaughn.
"We are delighted to be extending our relationship again with TWC, incorporating the cutting edge and crowd-pleasing movies distributed by RADiUS," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "Weinstein movies like this year's Academy Award winning best picture "The Artist" and the biggest French box office hit ever "The Intouchables" are coming to Netflix in the next few months and we are looking forward to having the RADiUS titles soon after."
"As an independent studio, we embrace all of the new avenues people are choosing to use when seeing their favorite movies," said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. "The RADiUS-Netflix partnership is a natural and exciting next step for us, and one that gives us the power to reach a broader audience than ever before."
"We could not be more excited about this partnership. Netflix is as enthusiastic as we are about bringing marquee entertainment across various genres to viewers on their own terms – when, where and how they want to see it," said RADiUS-TWC co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego.