Chernin Entertainment Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

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Peter Chernin

Peter Chernin produced 'Ford v Ferrari,' the 2019 hit racing drama starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

Chernin Entertainment, the prolific production banner run by Peter Chernin, has signed a first-look deal for film with Netflix, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Terms of the pact were not revealed. Representatives for Chernin declined to comment.

The producer previously called Fox his home and it is where he made the well-regarded Planet of the Apes trilogy that showed blockbusters could have brains.

His tastes and movies run the gamut, from comedies such as 2013's The Heat, which starred Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, to acclaimed dramas including Hidden Figures (2016) to musicals such as The Greatest Showman (2017).

Chernin last year saw the James Mangold racing drama Ford v Ferrari score four Oscar nominations, including for best picture (it ultimately walked away with wins for sound and film editing), and cross the finish line at the domestic box office with a $117 million gross.

His most recent films were the animated comedy Spies in Disguise, starring Will Smith and Tom Holland, and the horror thriller Underwater, toplined by Kristen Stewart.