Toronto 2023: The documentary from Lucy Walker follows the first Nepali woman to summit and descend Mount Everest
Netflix has picked up worldwide rights to the documentary “Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa” out of the Toronto International Film Festival, TheWrap has learned. The sale comes on the heels of another high-profile pickup from Netflix, Anna Kendrick’s serial killer directorial debut “Woman of the Hour.” The streamer will release the film in 2024.
Directed by Lucy Walker (“Of Night & Light”), the film tells the story of Lhakpa Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit and descend Mount Everest who is now a single mom working at a Connecticut Whole Foods.
“Mountain Queen” premiered at TIFF on Friday as part of the docs program. The film was produced by Charlie Corwin, Michael D. Ratner, Miranda Sherman, Dalia Burde and Christopher Newman. Executive producers are Sidney Kimmel, Brian Kornreich, Jo Henriquez, Scott Ratner, Amani King and Lucy Walker. SK Global Entertainment produced the documentary alongside OBB Pictures and Avocados and Coconuts.