EXCLUSIVE: Deadline’s annual Read the Script series highlighting the season’s most popular scripts begins this year Fair gameChloe Domont’s debut film, which Netflix acquired after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Domont, who directed, among others, Billions AND Suitsmade her feature film writing and directing debut with T-Street and the MRC Emerging Filmmaker Program, with executive producers including Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman.
The relationship thriller script tells the story of Emily (BridgertonPhoebe Dynover) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich), who work together in a ruthless financial firm and are also a couple. When a long-awaited promotion arrives, the pair’s once supportive exchange begins to sour as power and gender dynamics irrevocably shift, forcing them to confront the true cost of success and the limits of ambition.
Dumont said the film’s themes are relevant today.
“What’s most exciting is that I’ve seen couples watch the movie together and then talk about it,” Dumont said during a panel about the film on Deadline’s Contenders Film: Los Angeles. “Then the guy will say something and the woman will say, ‘Oh, that’s what you thought?’ You just know it’s going to be a great car ride home.
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Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer and Sebastian De Souza also star in the film, which hit theaters in late September and arrived on Netflix on October 6, where it peaked at No. 1 during its debut week on the streamer and then spent three weeks in the global top 10 .
Read the script here: