NETFLIX ACQUIRES ALLISON WILLIAMS AND LOGAN BROWNING THRILLER “THE PERFECTION” DIRECTED BY RICHARD SHEPARD FROM MIRAMAX
Netflix plans to release the film globally in 2019
October 05, 2018 – Los Angeles, CANetflix has acquired global rights to Richard Shepard’s “The Perfection” from Miramax on the heels of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Shepard wrote the script with Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder. Bill Block produced with Shepard and Stacey Reiss (The Eagle Huntress). Netflix plans to release the film globally in 2019.
The Perfection is an intense and thought-provoking thriller/horror/drama hybrid starring Allison Williams (Get Out) and Logan Browning (Dear White People). Full of unexpected twists and turns that left premiere audiences astonished and spoiler-conscious reviewers mum on the details, the film begins when two cello prodigies reunite in Shanghai…and it concludes with a visual that audiences are likely never to forget. The linear plot of the movie is not revealed to the audience until the final moments, and it continuously challenges and subverts trust in both of the main characters.
“The crowd reaction to the movie was swift, intense and amazing,” says co-writer and director Richard Shepard. “This film has some urgent themes and is a wild ride. We wanted to reach the broadest audience possible with the release, and with Netflix we can achieve that.”
“Miramax’s goal is to make cool, crowd-pleasing movies, and Richard made a great, original thriller,” said Miramax CEO Bill Block. “Partnering with Netflix gives us the potential to connect with audiences worldwide.”
Shepard, an Emmy and DGA award winning director, previously helmed the Pierce Brosnan starring “The Matador”, and “Dom Hemingway” starring Jude Law. Shepard also directed 12 episodes of the Golden Globe winning series “Girls”, where he met Allison Williams (and directed her in the lauded “Panic In Central Park” episode.