Netflix announces 70 star-filled 2021 movies

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New York (AFP)

Already master of the cinematic landscape of the pandemic era of 2020, Netflix offered on Tuesday a preview of the upcoming 2021 releases, a list with no less than 70 starred feature films.

The preview is unusual for the streaming giant, which has historically only dropped the news of one movie at a time – a testament to its influence as it easily exceeds the release volume of every Hollywood studio.

From drama, comedy and sci-fi to horror and even westerns, the roster will include all of the major movie genres before the end of the year, with some releases poised to become a potential competition for films. major awards.

Among the most anticipated titles is “Don’t Look Up”, by filmmaker Adam McKay of “The Big Short” and “Vice” renowned and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

“The Harder They Fall,” a western co-produced by Jay-Z and with a mostly black cast including Regina King and Idris Elba, also promises to be one to watch.

But the list included prime minister dates for just 10 of the titles – from early January to mid-March.

The announcement – via a brochure on the streamer’s website – was accompanied by a short video featured by “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot, “Jumanji” frontman Dwayne Johnson and “Deadpool” actor Ryan. Reynolds.

The video also features Regina King, Adrien Brody, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Octavia Spencer, Jeremy Irons – even Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence – introducing the many Oscar winners Netflix has landed for their 2021 season.

The directors featured on the slate include notable names such as Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog,” Halle Berry and Lin-Manuel Miranda in their first two rounds behind the camera.

Johnson, Gadot and Reynolds will appear in “Red Notice,” an action film with a budget of $ 160 million, according to US media.

Netflix did not respond to a question from AFP on which – if any – of its 2021 films would also receive theatrical releases.

The preview came when Warner Bros. dropped his own list, revealing that he would be releasing all 17 2021 titles simultaneously in theaters and on HBO MAX.

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