Netflix Announces Over 70 Star-Studded Movies for 2021
For streaming addicts, Netflix just presented its long-awaited list of movie premieres for the 2021 calendar year. The official Netflix 2021 Film Preview is a list that comprises more than 70 films, everything from drama and comedy to science fiction is included, as well as releases poised to compete for major awards this year. The announcement was accompanied by a short video presented by Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, Jumanji lead Dwayne Johnson and Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds. Johnson, Gadot and Reynolds will appear in Red Notice, an action film with a $160 million budget. Oscar winners Regina King, Adrien Brody, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Octavia Spencer, Jeremy Irons, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence were also featured in the video.
Filmmaker Adam McKay's Don't Look Up is amongst the most-anticipated titles. Featuring an impressive cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Timothee Chalamet, the soundtrack also harnesses the talents of music stars like Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi.
Others titles to keep an eye out for include The Harder They Fall, a Western co-produced by Jay-Z and with a primarily black cast, and The Power of the Dog, which has Halle Berry and Lin-Manuel Miranda behind the camera.
Netflix has is also promoting more films that either star or are directed by women. Bruised, for instance, is another directed by Halle Berry but also stars the Oscar winner. Moxie is a film directed and produced by funny lady Amy Poehler, and Amy Adams is the protagonist of psychological thriller The Woman in the Window.
For now, the list includes premiere dates for only 10 of the titles, those being released from January to mid-March. The preview came as Warner Bros dropped its own news that it would release all 17 of its 2021 titles simultaneously in theatres and on HBO MAX.