Netflix Acquires Global Rights to Jonathan Demme’s Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids


Beverly Hills, Calif, September 9, 2016 – Starting on October 12, 2016, Netflix will offer its members the chance to spend a night with Justin Timberlake.  The entertainment streaming company has acquired global rights to the performance film, Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Neil Young: Heart of Gold) and produced by Emmy® Award winner Gary Goetzman (Olive Kitteridge, Mamma Mia!), the Netflix Original Film showcases the entertainer’s final date of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Surrounded by the 25 band members of The Tennessee Kids and featuring show-stopping performances from one of the highest-grossing tours of the decade, the film is a culmination of the singer’s 134 shows and 2 years on the road.   

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids is a Playtone Production acquired by Netflix.  Rocco Caruso, H.H. Cooper, Rick Yorn, Johnny Wright and Michael Rapino serve as Executive Producers.  Live Nation Productions financed the film.  

The film joins the growing 2016 lineup of Netflix Original Films and titles, including: The Fundamentals of Caring, starring Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez (June 24); Tallulah, starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney (July 29); in the U.S., the lauded animated film, The Little Prince (August 5), featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard and Benicio Del Toro; XOXO, starring Sarah Hyland (August 26), The Siege of Jadotville, starring Jamie Dornan and Guillaume Canet (October 7); Mascots from director Christopher Guest (October 13); and True Memoirs of an International Assassin starring Kevin James (November 11); among other titles. 

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