Netflix Wins the Auction for “I Am Not Alone” Starring Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain at the 2018 Palm Springs Festival
Jessica Chastain at the 2018 Palm Springs Festival. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9306496y)

Jessica Chastain gave us one of the most riveting Netflix films of the last year with The Good Nurse, and she’s gearing up for another collaboration with the streamer. Netflix won the auction for the short story I Am Not Alone, and they’re developing it as a star vehicle for the Oscar-winning actress.

I Am Not Alone is based on the 22-page short story by Chris Hicks, which centers on a mother who’s trying to protect her daughter from mysterious sea creatures that only she can see, caused by the hallucination she has to endure while suffering from unbearable migraines.

The auction lasted for 72 hours and involved five bidders, but it eventually came down to Netflix and Warner Bros. Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green will write and direct the film, and she wanted it to be developed for a streaming platform, with Netflix reportedly cashing out a mid-seven figures sum.

In addition to starring in The Good Nurse alongside Eddie Redmayne, Chastain also found huge success last year with the role in the mini-series George & Tammy and won a SAG Award for her performance. The Oscar-winning star will next be seen in the psychological thriller Mothers’ Instinct alongside Anne Hathaway.