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Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the documentary Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press, which chronicles the court case and fallout of the legal battle between media company Gawker and the former WWE star.
Brian Knappenberger directed the film that follows one of the most high-profile legal dramas of 2016, which ended with a $115 million pay day for Hogan and an eleventh-hour reveal that his legal fees were secretly being paid by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel.
Knappenberger executive produced and Femke Wolting produced the film, which is screening in the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Competition.
Submarine negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
The streamer has been on a doc-buying binge at this year’s fest, already having nabbed the rights to Casting JonBenet and global warming doc Chasing Coral.
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