Christopher Guest, the man behind such mockumentaries as 'This is Spinal Tap' and 'Best in Show' has signed a deal to bring his next film to Netflix. Called 'Mascots', it will air exclusively on the streaming service next year.
The film follows the men and women of the 8th World Mascot Association championships competing for the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award. Expect a similar style to Guest's previous work.
It will be Guest's first film since 'For Your Consideration' in 2006. That centred on the cast of a 1940s-set drama who heard their film was in the running for a major award.
Netflix has gone film-crazy of late. As well as signing Adam Sandler for a four-film deal, it's signed up to show Brad Pitt's 'War Machine', Kevin James' 'The True memoirs of an International Assassin', Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation' and Jamie Dornan's 'Jadotville'.
'Beasts of No Nation' will hit the streaming service first, in October. It stars Idris Elba ('The Wire') as a Nigerian warlord who takes a child soldier under his wing. 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend' will air in the first three months of 2016.
Netflix is also coming to Italy, Spain and Portugal in October. The service has pledged to be in every country in the world by the end of 2016.