May 27, 2024 4:44 am

Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone to Reunite for Chess Movie from A24
Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone to Reunite for Chess Movie from A24

Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone to Reunite for Chess Movie from A24

A24 surprised everyone in Hollywood on Wednesday, May 1, as they outbid and outplayed Amazon, Warner Bros., Netflix, and Apple to pick up a feature package. A24 supposedly spent seven figures on the rights for Checkmate, but here’s the rub it’s a 12-page book outline; that’s more than $83 thousand paid per page. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to people with knowledge of the deal, writing, “Offers were in the process of being made by the streamers and a studio when A24 dove in with what sources say was an offer that guaranteed seven figures, and came in with a 30-minute timer. It was an offer that was swiftly accepted.”

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​A24 dove in and picked up a book outline about the controversial chess match between Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann, with Nathan Fielder directing. Read More