Netflix picks up Manson Family Vacation at SXSW

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 19 March 2015

Subscription video-on-demand (VOD) leader Netflix has acquired world distribution rights to the comedy film, Manson Family Vacation.

The film premiered at SXSW this week, and follows two brothers (played by Jay Duplass and Linas Phillips) who embark on a road trip to the site of the Manson Family murders. J Davis wrote and directed the movie.

According to Variety, Netflix hasn't yet named a release date.

This is the latest in a string of content acquisitions for film for the streaming giant, including another SXSW pick, 6 Years, and Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation. It also has separate four-movie deals with the Duplass brothers, who produced Manson Family Vacation, and Adam Sandler, who has started work on Ridiculous 6, co-starring Taylor Lautner, Whitney Cummings and Dan Aykroyd.