Sundance 2020: Amazon acquires Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself
Staff Reporter | On 31, Jan 2020Reading time: 1 mins
Amazon has made its second Sundance purchase of the year with a deal for Herself.
The drama follows Sandra, an Irish single mother of two young girls, who faces a dire situation. An attack by her abusive ex-husband and a housing crisis in Dublin leave her living in fear and unable to find a new home. Temporarily living with her two daughters in a cramped hotel room and battling a system that refuses to help her, Sandra is determined to create some stability and security for the three of them. Seeing no other options, she decides to build her own house, literally and metaphorically pouring the foundation of her own future.
Amazon Studios has other Sundance acquisition, Lloyd is a big name in her own right, having just helmed Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway and directed the smash hit Mamma Mia! and the Oscar-winning The Iron Lady.