Netflix announces original film premiere dates: Beasts of No Nation, The Ridiculous Six, Pee-wee's Big Holiday
Netflix has announced premiere dates for the first four of its upcoming original films, including Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous Six, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
Beasts is up first, with a worldwide premiere data of Oct. 16. In addition to being available through Netflix, the film will open on the same day in select U.S. theaters. Based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord who takes a child soldier (played by newcomer Abraham Attah) under his wing. Fukunaga wrote and directed the film.
Sandler’s western comedy The Ridiculous Six will premiere only on Netflix on Dec. 11. It’s the first film in Sandler’s four picture deal with Netflix, and stars Sandler, Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Jorge Garcia, Luke Wilson, and Nick Nolte. (Ridiculous Six was also a source of controversy earlier this year, after Native American actors hired for the film walked off its set.)
Netflix also pushed back the release date of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the follow-up to the 2000 Oscar-winning martial arts original. Green Legend will be released in Chinese theaters, on IMAX, and globally on Netflix in the first quarter of 2016.
And finally, Paul Reubens will once again don a bowtie for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, an “epic story of friendship and destiny” that finds Pee-wee taking his first-ever vacation after a “fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger.” You can watch Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday exclusively on Netflix in March 2016. Be sure and tell ’em Large Marge sent you.
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