Netflix has acquired global rights to The Starling from Limelight, Entertainment One (eOne) and Boies Schiller Entertainment
Director: Two-Time Academy Award Nominee Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures, St. Vincent)
Writer: Matt Harris (Madame Black, Snooze Time, 43,000 Feet)
Producers: Limelight’s Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker; Theodore Melfi and Kimberly Quinn
Executive Producers: Boies Schiller Entertainment Zack Schiller and David Boies; eOne’s Jen Gorton and Zev Foreman; Alex Dong; Gabby Revilla Lugo
Cast: Two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominee Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, St. Vincent, Spy, Bridesmaids), Emmy Award Nominee Chris O’Dowd (State of the Union, Bridesmaids, The Sapphires), Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline (Dave, Beauty and the Beast, A Fish Called Wanda, Wild Wild West, In & Out), Emmy Award Nominee Timothy Olyphant (Justified, Go, A Perfect Getaway), Tony Award Winner Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting, Wonder, Hamilton), Skyler Gisondo (Booksmart, Vacation, Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb), Emmy Award Nominee Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, Family Reunion, Crash), Laura Harrier (BlackKklansman, Spiderman: Homecoming, Hollywood), Rosalind Chao (Just Like Heaven, Freaky Friday, The Joy Luck Club) and Kimberly Quinn (Hidden Figures, El Camino Christmas, St. Vincent)
Logline: In the heartwarming dramady THE STARLING, after a married couple suffers a hardship, Jack heads off to deal with grief while Lilly remains in the “real” world, dealing with her own guilt and a crippling internal struggle to live with a dark secret. As if Lilly’s troubles weren’t bad enough, a starling bird that has nested in her backyard begins to harass and attack her. This starling comes to represent all of Lilly’s problems, and she becomes comically obsessed with killing it. Lilly eventually finds guidance from Larry, a quirky psychologist-turned veterinarian with a troubled past of his own. The two form a unique and unlikely friendship as both help the other to explore, acknowledge and confront their problems.