Toronto: Neon Buys Natalie Portman Pop Diva Drama ‘Vox Lux’ (Exclusive)
Neon has landed Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux,” a drama about a troubled pop diva that’s drawing some serious awards buzz for star Natalie Portman.
The film premiered to largely favorable reviews at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Several studios were interested in nabbing the project.It is possible that the indie studio could push “Vox Lux” into theaters this year in order to qualify for Oscars, something it did to great success with “I Tonya,” another Toronto acquisition that went on to score an Academy Award for Allison Janney.“Vox Lux” fits in with Neon’s strategy of partnering with younger, edgier auteurs.
The film is only the second feature for Corbet, who previously directed “The Childhood of a Leader.” Previous Neon releases include “Colossal,” “Beach Rats,” and “Ingrid Goes West.” The studio had an arthouse breakout with “Three Identical Strangers,” a documentary about triplets separated
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