Glen Powell, Anthony Mackie, Laura Dern-Led ‘Monsanto’ Goes to Netflix

Netflix has landed John Lee Hancock‘s fact-based authorized drama characteristic Monsanto.

Glen Powell, Anthony Mackie and Laura Dern star within the high-profile package deal that was acquired at this yr’s Cannes movie market.

Hancock (The Blind Facet) directs the film from a script he wrote with Michael Wisner, Alexandra Duparc and Ned Benson. Producers on the movie embody Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Jon Levin, Philip Schulz-Deyle, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick.

Monsanto facilities on the true story of untested lawyer Brent Wisner (Powell) taking up the chemical firm Monsanto on behalf of consumer Dewayne “Lee” Johnson (Mackie), a groundskeeper who used the model’s weed-killing product Roundup. Dern performs Dr. Melinda Rogers, Monsanto’s chief toxicologist.

CAA Media Finance dealt with the film’s U.S. rights and negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, whereas Rocket Science repped worldwide rights and launched the mission at Cannes.

Powell ascended to the A-list with final yr’s Sony romantic comedy Anybody however You reverse Sydney Sweeney and might seen this summer time in Netflix’s Hit Man and Common’s motion sequel Twisters.

Mackie starred within the latest Peacock collection Twisted Steel and can lead Disney’s 2025 superhero characteristic Captain America: Courageous New World. Dern, who landed an Oscar for Marriage Story, starred within the latest Apple TV+ collection Palm Royale and Common’s 2022 characteristic Jurassic World Dominion.

As a part of his dialog with The Hollywood Reporter for a latest cowl story, Powell famous that any in-the-works mission with which he’s been concerned now has a excessive stage of curiosity from Hollywood dealmakers.

“I’ve labored actually onerous for a very long time, placing issues collectively and simply attempting to get them in form sufficient for folks to offer a shit,” Powell mentioned. “Then lastly you get to a spot the place individuals are similar to, ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’ and out of the blue you’re taking part in musical chairs with your self. You’re like, ‘Wait, do I sit in all these chairs proper now?’”