Report, The: Burns’ Political Thriller about Use of Torture, Starring Annette Bening as Senator Diane Feinstein and Oscar Nominee Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

A timely political thriller about the CIA’s use of torture, The Report has sold to Amazon Studios after its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Fest.

According to Variety, the streaming giant paid about $14 million for a deal that includes global rights.

Oscar nominee Adam Driver plays Senate staffer Daniel Jones, who racks his investigation into the spy agency’s “enhanced interrogation techniques,” a euphemism that covers everything from water-boarding to sleep and sensory deprivation.

Jones prepares a devastating 525-page report that helps shift public support against the CIA’s use of these methods in the years following 9/11.

The Report earned strong reviews and already Oscar buzz for its performances, particularly that of Annette Bening as Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The real Jones earned a standing ovation when he appeared in Park City, Utah for the premiere.

Scott Z. Burns, who wrote the scripts for Soderbergh’s “Contagion” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” directs from his own screenplay.