Netflix is closing in on a deal that would secure the rights to Knock Down the House, a documentary that follows the political campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive female politicians. The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festive in Park City, NV. 

The Rachel Lear-directed documentary follows New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, West Virginia’s Paula Jean Swearengin, Nevada’s Amy Vilela, and Missouri’s Cori Bush as they challenge congressional incumbents ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Providing unseen behind-the-scenes footage, the narrative of the film centers on four female newcomers' attempts to change the face of Congressional strivers. All of the women in the film play a key role in the messaging, but it's Cortez's powerhouse persona and ultimate victory that invigorates viewers with a sense of hope.

The film conjured a lot of buzz ahead of its Sundance debut and drew in multiple bidders in addition to Netflix, according to DeadlineVariety reported that the sale could have reached the $6 million mark. Among those who expressed interest in purchasing the rights to the film included Amazon, Hulu, and Sony Pictures Classics. According to sources, Amazon dropped out of the fight on Wednesday. 

Cortez was expected to attend the film's premiere but announced that she would no longer be able to attend amid the government shutdown.