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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut ‘The Lost Daughter’ Heads to Netflix

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Directorial Debut ‘The Lost Daughter’ Heads to Netflix

Netflix has acquired all remaining worldwide rights to The Lost Daughter from Endeavor Content. The film is the feature directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated actor Maggie Gyllenhaal which she adapted from the script based on the 2006 novel from best-selling author Elena Ferrante. 

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown), Jessie Buckley (I’m Thinking Of Ending Things), Dakota Johnson (A Bigger Splash, The High Note), Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie), Paul Mescal (Normal People), Oliver Jackson-cohen (The Invisible Man), Ed Harris (Westworld), and Dagmara Domińczyk (Succession).

The Lost Daughter is about a woman’s beach vacation that takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past.

Gyllenhaal said, “I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix again. They have supported so much of the work I am most proud of, and this is no exception.  Netflix has consistently championed filmmakers that excite and inspire me and I’m delighted to be included in that company.” 

“We are honored to be part of this special journey with Maggie, her extraordinary group of collaborators, and now our new partners at Netflix, to bring this powerfully complex story to audiences around the world,” Endeavor Content’s Deborah McIntosh and Negeen Yazdi added,

Production took place in Greece in 2020 and the film will make its world premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. 

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The deal furthers Netflix’s relationship with Gyllenhaal, following the 2018 release of The Kindergarten Teacher,  in which she starred and earned rave reviews from critics. 

Gyllenhaal; Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren, for Pie Films; Charles Dorfman, for Samuel Marshall Films; Endeavor Content serve as producers.

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