Sundance 2024 Film Festival Acquisitions So Far

Sundance 2024 Film Festival Acquisitions So Far

Over 60 films are coming into this year’s Sundance Film Festival looking for buyers, but many of the key players on the indie film market already have movies premiering in the festival, with many of those among the most commercial and star-studded movies making their debuts.

Last year’s market was slow, especially for documentaries, but expectations are that sales this year will still be robust for the right movies. Ahead of the festival kicking off next week, we’re tracking everything that already has a home and will update this space throughout Sundance with every sale that comes in.

“The Greatest Night in Pop”

Section: Special Screening
Buyer: Netflix
Director: Bao Nguyen
Release Plans: January 29 on Netflix
Buzz: Announced after the initial Sundance lineup was released and with Netflix unveiling the trailer shortly thereafter, “The Greatest Night in Pop” flashes back to January 25, 1985, when Lionel Richie brought together a group of musicians from around the globe to record “We Are the World.” The film shows how he worked the phones and called in favors to get everyone together for the track. Bao Nguyen, who came to Sundance with the Bruce Lee doc “Be Water,” directs the doc feature playing as part of the Beyond Film programming.

Pre-Sold Films

A still from A Different Man by Aaron Schimberg, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.
“A Different Man”Matt Infante

“A Different Man”

Section: Premieres
Distributor: A24
Director: Aaron Schimberg
Cast: Sebastian Stan, Renate Reinsve, Adam Pierson
Buzz: “The…

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