Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Macon Blair to commit Small Crimes for Netflix
James R | On 12, Mar 2017
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Macon Blair are teaming up to commit Small Crimes for Netflix.
The Game of Thrones actor stars as disgraced former cop Joe Denton, who returns home looking for redemption, after serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind – in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.
Blair and Coster-Waldau are joined in front of the camera by House of Cards and Goliath’s Molly Parker and Animal Kingdom’s Jacki Weaver. Blair also co-wrote the film with director Evan Katz, whose debut Cheap Thrills premiered at SXSW in 2013.
Katz returned to the festival this weekend with Small Crimes. Before it could even reach Texas, though, Netflix pounced on the movie, snapping up the rights in a deal negotiated by WME Global and Memento Films International. Indeed, the streaming giant is building up a significant presence at the festival, acquiring horror film Madre after its premiere last night.
It follows a sizeable number of signings at Sundance at the start of the year, with Neflix spending a whopping $12.5 million for Mudbound, the biggest buy of the fest, alongside Blair’s own directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (That’s now available – you can read our review here.)
Small Crimes will be released on Netflix on Friday 28th April. Here’s the trailer: