Netflix Acquires Marti Noxon’s ‘To the Bone’

To the Bone Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins
Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins star in ‘To the Bone’ (Photo by Gilles Mingasson / To the Bone Productions LLC)

Netflix has picked up the worldwide distribution rights for To the Bone, the feature film directorial debut of screenwriter Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Noxon wrote and directed the dramatic film based on her own experiences and starring Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, and Liana Liberato.

To the Bone had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as part of the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition section. Variety’s Boyd van Hoeij says the film’s “not an easy sit, nor a terribly entertaining one, but in the hands of writer-director Marti Noxon, it delivers painful insights in a relatively fresh way.” Following the film’s Sundance premiere, The Hollywood Reporter’s Boyd van Hoeij said Noxon’s directorial debut is “occasionally harrowing but also surprisingly warm and funny.”

Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller, Andrea Iervolino, and Monika Bacardi produced To the Bone, with Talal Al Abbar, Joseph Lanius, Anita Gou, and Matthew J Malek executive producing. Netflix is aiming for a 2017 premiere.

The Plot: Based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Marti Noxon, To the Bone shares the story of 20-year-old Ellen and her battle with anorexia. Ellen enters a group home run by an unconventional doctor where she and the other residents go on a sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing journey — navigating their addictions and finding the path to choosing life.