Lee Daniels Sells Exorcism Film Starring Andra Day & Octavia Spencer to Netflix for $65 Million

Lee Daniels– Netflix Wins $65 Million Bidding For His New Exorcism Thriller Starring Andra Day & Octavia Spencer


It looks like Lee Daniels is taking his talents to Netflix! The 62-year-old director/producer will reportedly be spearheading an exorcism/horror movie that includes a star studded cast: Octavia Spencer, Andra Day, and Glenn Close. This movie became a bidding war between several hollywood heavy-hitters such as Netflix, MGM, and Miramax. According to reports, Netflix won big, with a hefty price tag of $65 million! With this win, Netflix now owns the rights to Lee Daniel’s upcoming project and will also cover the film’s production budget and buyouts.

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Lee Daniels

Reportedly, Andra Day will play the mother of an Indiana family whose children allegedly became demonically possessed in a thriller inspired by an actual case. This project reunites Lee Daniels and Andra Day, who recently worked together on Hulu’s musical biographical drama “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”

Andra Day

According to reports, Octavia Spencer has been cast as a clergy member who attempts to help the family work through the paranormal activity and eventual exorcism.

Octavia Spencer

Lee Daniels will serve as a producer with Pam Williams through his company Lee Daniels Entertainment, as well as Tucker Tooley via Tooley Entertainment.

The movie is expected to begin production by the middle of this year!


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Authored by: Monique Nicole