by Justin Worsley
Netflix has signed brother-director duo Mark and Jay Duplass to a four picture deal as part of the company’s goal of penetrating the film sector.
All four films will receive a theatrical release before becoming available on the streaming service .
The deal comes just four months after Netflix signed Adam Sandler to a similar deal. Unlike the Dupass brothers’ deal, Sandler’s films will not receive a theatrical release.
The duo have produced and directed several indie comedies over the years, including Cyrus, Baghead, and Jeff Who Lives at Home. The two are also the creators of the series Togetherness, which premiered on HBO earlier this month.
Mark also does work on camera, with lead roles in Togetherness as well as FXX series The League.