Richard Linklater’s movie ‘Hit Man’, with Glen Powell, sells to Netflix for USD 20M

Updated: Sep 19 2023 9:50AM

Los Angeles, Sep 19 (PTI) The Toronto International Film Festival may be over but it’s biggest sale has just gone through. Netflix has acquired Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man”, starring Glen Powell, for USD 20 million.

“Hit Man,” which Linklater and Powell co-wrote, stars the “Top Gun: Maverick” actor as a New Orleans psychology professor who also works undercover posing as a hit man for the police in sting operations to catch would-be murders.

The film, a comic, existential riff on the hit-man genre, was one of the breakout hits of TIFF, which concluded Sunday.