Netflix has bought another documentary. This one is called 'Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Trials of a Free Press' and tells the story of Hogan's lawsuit against the website, which published a sex tape of the former wrestling star.
The lawsuit was one of the biggest of recent times, and had huge repercussions for the media. Gawker lost, resulting in the site going bankrupt. After the result, it was revealed Hogan had been bankrolled by Silicon Valley billionaire – and Trump admirer – Peter Thiel.
The documentary is directed by award-winning documentary maker Brian Knappenberger (the man behind the Oscar-shortlisted documentary 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz').
Netflix has been spending big on documentaries of late. It also picked up two others at the Sundance Film Festival: 'Chasing Coral' (about climate change) and 'Casting JonBenet' (about the murder of six-year-old child beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey).
And it's picked up some feature films, too. These include 'Tallulah' (starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney), comedy 'Fun Mom Night' and 'The Incredible Jessica James' (starring Jessica Williams from 'The Daily Show'). Netflix clearly has very deep pockets.