Netflix has acquired the modern-day noir pic Windfall, from director Charlie McDowell with Jason Segel, Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons starring. Segel and McDowell also developed the story, with Justin Lader and Andrew Kevin Walker penning the script. Production wrapped earlier this year. Sources say Netflix preemptively acquired the rights in a major 8-figure dollar deal.
The film is a Hitchcockian thriller following a young couple who arrive at their vacation home only to find it’s being robbed.
Alex Orlovsky and Duncan Montgomery are producing along with McDowell, Segel, Collins and Plemons. Jack Selby will also produce. Exec producers are David Duque Estrada, Elika Portnoy and Rick Covert.
Segel most recently was seen in his AMC anthology series Dispatches from Elsewhere, and on the film side he starred in End of the Tour. Collins stars in the Netflix series Emily in Paris. Plemons next can be seen in Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
McDowell’s credits include The One I Love and The Discovery. ICM Partners represented the sale of the rights.
Segel is repped by WME, Collins is repped by CAA, Definition Entertainment and LBI Entertainment and Plemons is repped by TalentWorks. McDowell is repped by ICM PartnersLBI Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson. Justin Lader is represented by ICM Partners and Hansen, Jacobson.