Netflix Picks Up Mitt Romney Documentary

PR Newswire

Move over "House of Cards" - Netflix is now turning to documentaries for its latest political thriller.

The media company announced Monday that it will release a documentary early next year that takes a look inside Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

"Mitt," which is slated to premiere on the site on Jan. 24, is being directed and produced by Greg Whiteley and executive produced by Seth Gordon. The documentary will first debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 17.

"Greg Whiteley's ' Mitt' provides viewers a surprising level of access into a fascinating world," said Lisa Nishimura, vice president of Netflix's Original Documentary and Comedy division.

"This rare inside look at Mitt Romney and his family as he runs for president showcases a unique kind of storytelling, one which takes the viewer well beyond the politics," she said.

Whiteley, who first met the Romney family back in 2006, was himself surprised by the access he got.

"I couldn't believe I was filming inside rooms and situations I had no business being in," Whiteley said. "I couldn't be more pleased to share this experience with audiences around the world through Netflix."