The streamer already nabbed the rights docs ‘Casting JonBenet’ and ‘Chasing Coral.’
Netflix has acquired the worldwide SVOD rights to the doc Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press, which chronicles the court case and fall-out of the legal battle between media company Gawker and the former WWE star.
Brian Knappenberger directed the feature that follows one of the largest legal dramas of 2016, that ended with a $115 million pay day for Hogan and an 11th-hour reveal that Hogan’s legal fees were secretly being paid for by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel.
Knappenberger exec produced and Femke Wolting produced the feature, which will screen in Sundance’s US doc competition.
Submarine negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
The streamer has been on a doc-buying binge at this year’s fest, having already nabbed the rights to Casting JonBenet and the global warming doc Chasing Coral.