Netflix signs 4-film deal with Duplass Brothers

The deal closed at Sundance, where the Mark and Jay Duplass film The Bronze caused a stir during the fest's opening night.
January 26, 2015

Netflix confirmed on Friday that it has signed a 4-film deal with Duplass Brothers Productions, headed by sibling actor/filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass.

The films will premiere on the streaming service following a short theatrical window of unspecified length. The names of the projects were not specified. The brothers are repped by ICM Partners.

The brothers made the deal at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where their film The Bronze (pictured), starring Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Winter Soldier) caused buzz among buyers and ordinary festival-goers alike on opening night Thursday with its prolonged, raunchy, gymnastic sex scene. Co-written by Rauch and her husband Winston Rauch and directed by Bryan Buckley, the film was executive produced by the Duplasses through Duplass Brothers Productions.

The news was first reported by Deadline.

The Duplass brothers came to prominence as the writer/directors of such films as Baghead (2008), Cyrus (2010) and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011). More recently, they collaborated on the series Togetherness, co-starring Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), which debuted on HBO earlier this month. Meanwhile, Jay is one of the stars of Amazon’s acclaimed series Transparent.

Duplass Brothers Productions has 3 other productions premiering at Sundance – writer/director Patrick Brice’s The Overnight, starring Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman; co-writer/director Sean Baker’s Tangerine, starring Kiki Kitana Rodriguez, and Phil Matarese; and Mike Luciano’s raunchy animated series Animals.

Image: Scott Henriksen/The Bronze/Handout

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