Netflix is rapidly building up its queue of original documentaries, today announcing that it has added Mitt Romney documentary Mitt to its slate.
Netflix will premiere the documentary on Friday, January 25th.
The film was directed by Greg Whiteley (“New York Doll,” “Resolved”) and executive produced by Seth Gordon (“Undefeated,” “The King of Kong”).
According to Netflix, Mitt provides ” an intimate, rarely seen, behind-the-scenes look at a candidate running for the presidency,” and follows “Romney’s presidential aspirations beginning Christmas 2006 to his initial run to become the Republican nominee in 2008 and through his Presidential concession speech in 2012.” The description continues, “Given unprecedented access by Mitt and his family, Whiteley travels alongside the campaign through interactions with potential voters, preparations for the debates, personal moments with his family, and concluding with final presidential election night results.”
“Greg Whiteley’s Mitt provides viewers a surprising level of access into a fascinating world,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy. “This rare inside look at Mitt Romney and his family as he runs for president showcases a unique kind of storytelling, one which takes the viewer well beyond the politics. We are thrilled to be providing our viewers with this one-of-a-kind film from such a talented filmmaker.”
“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 7 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.”
The film will be available to Netflix users in all territories where the service is available. As with The Square, the Mitt will hit Netflix while making its theatrical rounds. It debuts at Sundance on January 17th.
For Netflix subscribers, Mitt should serve as a nice segue to House of Cards: Season 2, which debuts less than a month later.
The Short Game, another recently acquired Netflix documentary, makes its debut this week.
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