Toronto: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Psychological Thriller 'Anon'

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The Andrew Niccol-directed film was screened privately for buyers at the market.

Netflix has acquired U.S. rights to the Clive Owen-Amanda Seyfried psychological thriller Anon.

The film was not part of the Toronto Film Festival lineup, but instead was screened privately for buyers at the market as the festival got underway.

Directed by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show), Anon centers on a detective (Owen) navigating a society where all lives are transparent, traceable and recorded by the authorities. When he stumbles upon a young woman (Seyfried) with no digital footprint and invisible to the police, his world is upended.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film produced the film alongside Niccol. K5 Media Group financed.

CAA, which arranged the financing, negotiated the domestic rights deal. A source pegged the deal at $4 million. 

CAA also sold the Keanu Reeves starrer Replicas during a private market screening to Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios. Anon marks the second pickup for Netflix out of Toronto. The streaming giant also landed Kodachrome for $4 million.

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