Posted by Larry Gleeson
NETFLIX NABS NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO GRANT SPUTORE’S SCI-FI THRILLER “I AM MOTHER”
Netflix has acquired the North American rights to I Am Mother out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Grant Sputore in his feature film debut and starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), up-and-comer Clara Rugaard (Teen Spirit, Good Favour), Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne (Instant Family, X-Men: Apocalypse), is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the pair’s unique relationship is threatened when an injured stranger (Swank) arrives with news that calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother’s intentions.
The film is based on a story by Sputore and Michael Lloyd Green.