Netflix has acquired the global rights to the Neil Young-starring musical film Paradox, it has been announced.
Daryl Hannah’s feature directional debut – described as “a free-spirited tale of music and love” – is set to premiere at SXSW on March 15.
Now, it’s been revealed that fans worldwide will be able to enjoy the film – with Netflix premiering it from March 23.
Young stars in Paradox along with Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah. Members of Young’s band, Promise of The Real, also make an appearance.
The SXSW Film Festival website says Paradox is a “far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man in the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail Time, the Particle Kid, and an odd band of outlaws.”
It continues: “Mining the detritus of past civilizations, they wait… for the Silver Eagle, for the womenfolk, and for the full moon’s magic to give rise to the music and make the spirits fly.”
The full cast is listed as: Neil Young, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Corey McCormick, Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, Willie Nelson, Charris Ford and Dulcie Clarkson Ford.
Speaking of the project, Daryl Hannah said in a statement: “Paradox sprung up spontaneously and unexpectedly, like a peculiar dandelion, popping up between the cracks in the pavement. We were fortunate to find this brief window of opportunity to share the love for the natural world, each other and for the precious seeds of creativity and life. We are all thrilled the film will premiere at SXSW and that Netflix will be sharing it with the world.”
To coincide with the Netflix release, fans will be able to get their hands on the official soundtrack. Paradox (Original Music From The Film) will include live performances from Young – along with covers and exclusive music. The collection will be available digitally and on vinyl.
SXSW Film Festivals begins March 9.