Netflix is acquiring worldwide SVOD rights to Newness, the Drake Doremus-directed pic that premiered at Sundance. A romantic drama about dating in the modern world, Newness stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Easton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Albert Hammond Jr. and Jessica Henwick. UTA Independent Film Group brokered the 7-figure deal. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials (Hoult & Costa) navigate a social media–driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries. The film is a Lost City presentation of a Scott Free Production.