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Netflix to Launch ‘To the Bone’ in Europe at Ischia Fest, With Ted Sarandos in Tow

Anorexia drama “To the Bone,” to which Netflix picked up worldwide rights at Sundance, will have its European festival premiere at Italy’s upcoming Ischia Global Film and Music fest, with Ted Sarandos and stars Lily Collins and Alex Sharp expected to make appearances.

“To the Bone,” the first feature film by prominent U.S. TV writer-director-producer Marti Noxon (“UnREAL,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), follows a 20-year-old anorexic (Collins) who tries to get the medical help she needs at a group home. Keanu Reeves plays an unconventional doctor.

The indie pic mixing dramatic and comic elements is based on the director’s own experiences with eating disorders and is produced by Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller, and Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, founders and co-chiefs of Italy’s Ambi Group.

Collins and Sharp, who plays a young British dancer also struggling with anorexia, will be feted with Ischia’s rising star nods.