Assassination Nation, a revenge fantasy about teen girls killing sexists, gets huge Sundance deal

The biggest success story so far of this year's Sundance Film Festival is Assassination Nation, a revenge fantasy that centres on teen girls murdering sexists.

Written and directed by Sam Levinson, the film stars Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra, Bill Skarsgard and Bella Thorne.

"Literally nothing could make this movie more 2018," writes

Assassination Nation tells the story of what happens when a social media-savvy high school senior and her friends observe the results of a provocateur posting details from the private digital lives of everyone in their small town.

Making public their browser histories, direct messages, illegal downloads, secret text chains and worse turns the town upside down and creates a worst-case scenario of what is possible in the digital age.

Deadline reports the film's global distribution rights were bought for more than US$10 million, making it the biggest acquisition deal at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival so far.


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