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Bridgerton star's new movie lands huge Netflix deal

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Netflix has reportedly shelled out an eye-watering amount for a new, much-hyped movie starring Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor.

Deadline reports that Netflix is paying around $20 million for the rights to stream Fair Play worldwide. The film, directed by Chloe Domont, has just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.

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The film stars Dynevor opposite Solo: A Star Wars Story's Alden Ehrenreich and Eddie Marsan. The official synopsis reads: "A thriving New York couple Emily (Dynevor) and Luke (Ehrenreich) can't get enough of each other.

"When a coveted promotion at a cutthroat financial firm arises, supportive exchanges between the lovers begin to sour into something more sinister. As the power dynamics irrevocably shift in their relationship, Luke and Emily must face the true price of success and the unnerving limits of ambition."

Fair Play has also been garnering attention for a surprising sex scene between Ehrenreich and Dynevor's characters. As detailed in Variety, the scene involves the pair attending a wedding where they sneak off to the bathroom for some 'alone time'. Only, their romp ends with Dynevor's character with a blood-stained dress.

Speaking about the scene, she told the publication: "I loved it. [When I read the script], I was like, 'Hallelujah'. I'd never seen a scene like that on film before. It happens. I don't want to spoil too much, but it was fun to bring to life.

"We had a week of rehearsals before we got onto set. On the day, it felt like we knew what we were doing at that point."

Bridgerton seasons 1-2 are streaming now on Netflix. Season 3 is in production. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is due to premiere in 2023.

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