Amazon Buys Rights to Adam Driver Political Drama ‘The Report’ | THR News


Amazon is dropping big bucks at Sundance Film Festival – shelling out a huge $14 million to buy worldwide rights to Scott Z. Burns’ political drama ‘The Report,’ according to a source. Amazon is targeting a fall release later this year during the awards corridor for the Vice Studios film. Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine, Maura Tierney and Michael C. Hall star in the film that is based on the true story of the Bush-Cheney era torture program. ‘The Report,’ which was written by Burns, centers on Senate staffer Daniel Jones (played by Driver), who is assigned the task of leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. After analyzing extensive evidence, he learns about the “enhanced interrogation techniques” — proved to be ineffective — that the CIA adopted after 9/11. When Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee attempt to release the results from his investigation, the CIA and White House go to great lengths to prevent the truth from getting out. Bening plays U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. This is is the second big purchase at the annual film festival with the mega streamer also buying the Emma Thompson-Mindy Kaling comedy ‘Late Night’ for $13 million. To read more on this story, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Lyndsey Rodrigues.

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