Vanessa Kirby signs landmark deal with Netflix to produce feature films


LOS ANGELES: Actress Vanessa Kirby has made an initial deal with streaming service Netflix. As part of the deal, Kirby and its new production banner Aluna Entertainment will develop and produce a feature film roster.

Kirby is no stranger to Netflix as she broke out with streamer’s critically acclaimed series “The Crown,” in which she played Princess Margaret for the first two seasons.

She also starred in the 2020 drama film “Pieces of a Woman” and received the Academy Award for Best Actress earlier this year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kirby will be working with former Film4 senior executive Lauren Dark and their goal is to “focus on projects that explore the spectrum of the female experience and aim to create compelling, high-end stories with appeal. universal”.

“It has been a dream of mine to produce for a long time and I have found the perfect partners in my friends at Netflix. They have been an inspiring creative home to me from ‘The Crown’ to ‘Pieces of a Woman’ and I am delighted to be making this trip with them, ”Kirby said.

“In Lauren, I have found a true ally and we are united in our ambition to explore stories related to the unexplored female experience,” she added.

The actor is currently working on “The Son” by Florian Zeller, with Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern.

Kirby will also appear in “Suddenly” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and in the next installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

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