After paying $6 million for the Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip and paying $12 million for the film The Big Sick, Amazon has picked up their third film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The company reportedly paid $3 million for the film Landline which was co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. Expect the film to make its way to Prime Video after a theatrical run.
In other Amazon Video news, despite initially greenlighting the series, Amazon has decided not to move forward with a full season of Highston after all. The series, which was executive produced by Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat fame, was part of Amazon’s last pilot season fo 2015.