Writer-directors Mark and Jay Duplass are long-holding indie darlings, having made such admired movies as The Puffy Chair, Baghead, Cyrus and Jeff Who Lives At Home. Now Netflix is getting into the Duplass business with a four-picture deal.
This is the latest move in Netflix’s efforts to make original content. Of course the streaming service has created such hit shows as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. But it has also made a four-picture deal with Adam Sandler, and secured the release of a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel.
Considering Netflix knows damn well what content plays to their audience and Duplass movies are super low budget, this deal seems a no-brainer for the groundbreaking company. As for the Duplass Bros., it means they’ve got four films they don’t need to chase down funding for. So good news all around. Better yet, THR reports there’s no timetable set for when these Duplass movies might be made. So their new HBO show Togetherness is not an obstacle, but rather a chance for a wider audience to get to know the brothers Duplass ahead of their Netflix releases.
As to what the films will be about, there’s no word yet. Well, except that Mindy Kaling wants in, and Netflix seems game.