Netflix Acquires US And Remaining International Rights On Anna Kendrick Directorial Debut ‘Woman of the Hour’ Following TIFF World Premiere
Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick (Alice Darling, Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect franchise, A Simple Favor) stars as Sheryl, serves as the project’s producer and also takes the helm as director. Woman of the Hour is Kendrick’s directorial feature debut.
Daniel Zovatto (It Follows, Don’t Breathe, Lady Bird, Penny Dreadful, Station Eleven) portrays Rodney Alcala; additional cast members include Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill, Spring Awakening, HBO Max’s Gossip Girl); Nicolette Robinson (One Night in Miami, The Affair); Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect franchise, 42); Autumn Best (4400); Pete Holmes (CollegeHumor Originals, Crashing, How We Roll) and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development).
The thriller is from The Black List script by Ian McDonald.
Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee (It franchise, Doctor Sleep, The Grudge franchise, The Ring franchise, The Departed, Watcher) and Miri Yoon (Weapons, The Mother, Don’t Worry Darling, and Amazon Studios’ anthology series, Them) serve as Producers, alongside BoulderLight’s JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margueles (The Wrath of Becky, Barbarian, Gone in the Night, The Vigil).
Executive Producers are Stuart Ford, Zach Garrett, Miguel A. Palos, Jr., Anna Kendrick, Ian McDonald, Joe Penna, Paul Barbeau, Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Andrew Deane, Stephen Crawford
Territories included: United States, France, Italy, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Andorra, Benelux (Aruba, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba, Curaçao, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sint Maartin), Japan, Macau, South Korea, Switzerland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Romania, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, West Indies and their territories & possessions
Logline: Woman of the Hour is based on the stranger-than-fiction true story of Cheryl Bradshaw and Rodney Alcala. Bradshaw was a bachelorette on the hit 70s TV matchmaking show The Dating Game and chose handsome and funny bachelor number three, Rodney Alcala. But behind Alcala’s charming facade was a deadly secret: he was a psychopathic serial killer.