Netflix Swoops In With 50 Million Purchase of Emily Blunt, David Yates Film ‘Pain Hustlers’

Netflix Swoops In With 50 Million Purchase of Emily Blunt, David Yates Film ‘Pain Hustlers’
Netflix is wrapping up a deal for “Pain Hustlers,” a conspiracy film from David Yates that is set to star Emily Blunt.

The pact, which is for global rights to the package, is said to be in the 50 million range, according to a knowledgable insider. The sale is the biggest one so far out of Cannes, where dealmaking has been slow going. Netflix has been enduring some headaches of its own — a drop in subscribers triggered a stock sell-off, which led to layoffs and mounting skepticism about the streamer.

Pain Hustlers” boasts a script by “The True American” writer Wells Tower, and the film is produced by Lawrence Grey through his Grey Matter Productions banner and Wychwood Pictures.

The movie’s official logline reads: “Dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter, Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout, lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in
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