Greg Whiteley’s documentary about Mitt Romney’s presidential run “Mitt” was just announced as part of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival premieres slate. And alongside that announcement comes another piece of good news for the film — it’s the latest to be added to Netflix’s slate of original docs.
Netflix announced today that it has acquired “Mitt” for an exclusive debut on the streaming site on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 12:01am PT, a week after the film’s world premiere on Friday, January 17th. It will be available in all Netflix territories.
Directed by Greg Whiteley (“New York Doll,” “Resolved”) and executive produced by Seth Gordon (“Undefeated,” “The King of Kong”), “Mitt” is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Romney’s presidential aspirations, beginning Christmas 2006 and following the candidate through his concession speech in 2012. Whiteley travels alongside the Romney campaign through interactions with potential voters, preparations for the debates and family moments, concluding with final presidential election night results.
“It feels like a full circle moment to premiere this movie at Sundance,” said Whiteley. “I first met and filmed the Romney family in Park City in 2006 as they gathered to discuss whether Mitt should run for President. Over the next seven years I couldn’t believe I was filming inside rooms and situations I had no business being in. Now that I’ve finished I couldn’t be more pleased to share this experience with audiences around the world through Netflix.”
Netflix’s first original doc acquisition to premiere will be “The Short Game,” which debuts on the streaming service this week. “The Square” will premiere on the site early next year.
Here’s Netflix’s poster for “Mitt”: