The Kindergarten Teacher sells to Netflix for North America

‘Kindergarten Teacher’ to Netflix for US/Canada


The kindergarten teacher


Netflix has acquired all rights for the US and Canada to Sundance award-winning drama The Kindergarten Teacher. 

The streaming service aims to release the film, which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, later this year. 

Writer-director Sara Colangelo won the Directing Award: US Dramatic at the recent Sundance festival for the film, her follow-up to her Independent Spirit Award-nominated debut Little Accidents

Gyllenhaal, also one of the film’s producers, plays a Staten Island kindergarten teacher who, when she discovers what may be a gifted five-year-old in her class, becomes fascinated and obsessed with the child. 

Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman Keren produce for their Pie Films and Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray for their Maven Films banner. Pia Pressure, Farcaster Films, Imagination Park Entertainment, Manhattan Productions and PaperChase Films financed and co-produced. 

Joining Gyllenhaal in the cast are Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, Anna Baryshnikov, Michael Chernus and Gael García Bernal. 

The Kindergarten Teacher is a remake of the Israeli film of the same name, written and directed by Nadav Lapid.