Netflix has acquired the rights for the Sundance Film Festival award-winning drama THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, which will be released later this year.
Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a Staten Island kindergarten teacher who, when she discovers what may be a gifted 5-year-old in her class, becomes obsessed with the child, which throws her down a dangerous and desperate path in order to nurture the child’s talent.
The movie is a remake of the acclaimed Israeli film of the same name which was written and directed by Nadav Lapid.
Rounding out the cast is Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, Anna Baryshnikov, Michael Chernus, and Gael Garcia Bernal.
The film was financed and co-produced by Pia Pressure, Farcaster Films, Imagination Park Entertainment, Manhattan Productions and PaperChase Films. Gyllenhaal acted as a producer along with Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren of Pie Films, and Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Endeavor Content.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern