The Sundance Film Festival is still a week away, but Netflix isn’t waiting for the throngs to descend on Park City before making a big move. The streaming giant has snapped up worldwide streaming video on-demand rights to “Tallulah,”Variety has learned. The story of a young drifter (Ellen Page) who takes a baby from a negligent mother was expected to be one of the hot titles at this year’s festival. It reunites Page with her “Juno” co-star Allison Janney.
“Sian Heder is an exciting new voice in cinema and I am so proud to see her work continue from writing on the groundbreaking ‘Orange is the New Black’ to writing and directing this heartfelt crowd-pleasing film ‘Tallulah,'” said Levine, CEO of Route One Entertainment. “Audiences worldwide are now going to be able to see Sian’s amazing growth as an artist through the support of Netflix.”