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Zendaya drama snapped up in $30 million Netflix deal

Zendaya’s new movie has become the latest big success story of the Toronto International Film Festival after Netflix bosses picked up the global rights in a bumper $30 million deal.

Malcolm & Marie, directed by Sam Levinson, was secretly shot in Carmel, California during the coronavirus shut down back in June (2020), and features John David Washington as a filmmaker, whose relationship with his girlfriend, played by Zendaya, is tested after a discussion about past romances.

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The news of the streaming deal comes after Netflix chiefs also snapped up Halle Berry’s directorial debut, martial arts drama Bruised, for $20 million on Friday, on the eve of its virtual screening at the Canadian film festival.

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