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Chloe Domont’s “Fair Play” Sells to Netflix for $20 Million at Sundance, Phoebe Dynevor Stars

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Phoebe Dynevor could also be including one other smash success to her resume. The “Bridgerton” star toplines “Truthful Play,” a psychological thriller exploring gender dynamics that’s been the toast of Sundance 2023. Selection studies that Chloe Domont’s characteristic debut simply scored a $20 million deal from Netflix out of the fest, making it the second-biggest sale in Park Metropolis historical past. Sian Heder’s “CODA,” which went on to win Greatest Image on the Oscars, scored a record-breaking $25 million deal at Sundance 2021.

Penned by Domont, “Truthful Play” tells the story of a pair (Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich) who work on the earth of finance. Their relationship is “put to the check when an sudden shift in energy happens. This shift exposes true natures, and on a bigger degree, the unsettling hyperlink between feminine empowerment and male fragility,” Domont informed us.

The filmmaker defined, “I needed to reckon with some unresolved emotions I had from my private experiences prior to now, particularly experiences relationship males who have been threatened by me in a roundabout way. The one method I might address that was by making myself small — in a determined bid to guard these relationships. Over time this response turned regular, second nature, day-after-day. I simply accepted it and didn’t discuss it as a result of I couldn’t admit that the dynamic was actual. It was additionally complicated and onerous to course of as a result of these males adored me for the exact same issues that frightened them,” she revealed. “That’s why I began scripting this story — to sound the alarm and to shine a lightweight on one thing that I consider many people battle with, however are too afraid to speak about and even admit.”

Domont’s small display credit embody “Ballers” and “Billions.”

Supply: Women And Hollywood

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