Gosling and Evans are rival spies in Joe and Anthony Russo’s The Gray Man, while Berry goes extraterrestrial with The Mothership. Daniel Craig and his Southern accent are back for the sequel to Rian Johnson’s acclaimed whodunit in Knives Out 2, with a cast that includes Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Kate Hudson.
Netflix Adam Sandler and Queen Latifah in ‘Hustle’
Fans of Sandler and Jamie Foxx will have a wide variety to choose from; Sandler stars in the sports comedy Hustle as a washed-up basketball scout and gets some assists from Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, and Queen Latifah. The SNL alum also continues to show his range with Spaceman, playing the Czech Republic’s first astronaut in an adaptation of the 2017 novel Spaceman of Bohemia, co-starring Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano, and Isabella Rossellini.
Foxx stars with Dave Franco, Meagan Good, and Snoop Dogg in Day Shift as a hard-working dad who moonlights as a vampire hunter, and returns in They Cloned Tyrone, a pulpy mystery caper with John Boyega and Teyonah Parris.
In case you’re in need of some laughs, Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill team up for You People from black-ish creator Kenya Barris; Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg prove an unlikely comedic duo in Me Time; and Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key reunite for the stop-motion flick Wendell & Wild.
And if you’re looking for something the whole family can agree on, there’s the time traveling sci-fi film The Adam Project starring Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldaña, Slumberland with Jason Momoa, and The School for Good and Evil with Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron.
Check out the full slate of new films coming to Netflix this year:
13 THE MUSICAL
Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, Evan Goldman (12) grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.
DIRECTOR: Tamra Davis
WRITER: Robert Horn
PRODUCER: Neil Meron
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tamra Davis, Jason Robert Brown, Mark Nicholson, Bob Boyett, Robert Horn
CAST: Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, Peter Hermann, Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Wyatt Moss, Liam Wignall, Khiyla Aynne
A JAZZMAN’S BLUES
Written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry, A Jazzman’s Blues unspools 40 years of secrets and lies in a tale of forbidden love and family drama soundtracked by juke joint blues in the deep South.
DIRECTOR: Tyler Perry
WRITER: Tyler Perry
PRODUCER: Tyler Perry
CAST: Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Amirah Vann, Austin Scott, Ryan Eggold
THE ADAM PROJECT — On Netflix March 11
A time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.
DIRECTOR: Shawn Levy
WRITERS: Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin
PRODUCERS: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen, George Dewey, Patrick Gooing, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
CAST: Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Walker Scobell, with Catherine Keener and Zoe Saldaña
AGAINST THE ICE — On Netflix March 2
Against the Ice is a true story of friendship, love, survival, and the power of the human spirit as two men (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole) trek unknown parts of Greenland on a harrowing expedition that changed history.
Based on the book: Two Against the Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen
DIRECTOR: Peter Flinth
WRITERS: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Derrick
PRODUCER: Baltasar Kormákur
CAST: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Denmark
ALONG FOR THE RIDE — On Netflix April 22
The summer before college Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.
Based on the book: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
DIRECTOR: Sofia Alvarez
WRITER: Sofia Alvarez
PRODUCERS: Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alyssa Rodrigues, Sian McArthur, Erika Hampson
CAST: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Dermot Mulroney, Andie MacDowell, Laura Kaiuki, Marcus Scribner, Genevieve Hannelius, Samia Finnerty, Ricardo Hurtado, Paul Karmiyran
APOLLO 10 1⁄2: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD
Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives – the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure.
DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
WRITER: Richard Linklater
PRODUCERS: Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: John Sloss
CAST: Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise, Natalie L’Amoreaux, Josh Wiggins, Sam Chipman, Jessica Brynn Cohen, Danielle Guilbot with Zachary Levi, Glenn Powell and Jack Black
A gifted young Black woman struggles to maintain her voice and identity after she’s offered a lucrative recording contract.
DIRECTOR: Andrew Dosunmu
WRITER: Lena Waithe
PRODUCERS: Lena Waithe, Michael Ellenberg, Rishi Rajani
CAST: Gracie Marie Bradley, Giancarlo Esposito, Niecy Nash, Michael Ward, Sharon Stone, Aleyse Shannon, Kyle Bary
Based on a bestselling novel from five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde is the boldly reimagined private story of the world’s most famous sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. The film is a fictional portrait of the model, actress and singer during the ’50s and ’60s, told through the modern lens of celebrity culture.
Based on the book: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
DIRECTOR: Andrew Dominik
WRITER: Andrew Dominik
PRODUCERS: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Tracey Landon, Scott Robertson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Christina Oh
CAST: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Caspar Phillipson, Evan Williams, Toby Huss, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Sara Paxton, David Warshofsky, Xavier Samuel, Michael Masini, Spencer Garrett, Chris Lemmon, Rebecca Wisocky, Scoot McNairy, Dan Butler, Garret Dillahunt, Lucy Devito, Ned Bellamy
BOO! *Title subject to change
When a teenage girl accidentally unleashes an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween, causing decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, she must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town — her skeptical father (Marlon Wayans).
DIRECTOR: Jeff Wadlow
WRITERS: Rob Rugan, Todd Berger, John R. Morey
PRODUCERS: Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Nathan Reimann
CAST: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson
BRAZEN — On Netflix now
Prominent mystery writer and crime expert, Grace (Alyssa Milano), hurries back to her family home in Washington, D.C. because her estranged sister summons her. When her sister is killed and her double life as a webcam performer is revealed, Grace ignores the warnings of cool-headed detective Ed and gets involved in the case.
Based on the book: Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts
DIRECTOR: Monika Mitchell
WRITERS: Edithe Swensen, Donald Martin, Suzette Couture
PRODUCERS: Stephanie Germain, Peter Guber, Peter E. Strauss
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Harvey Kahn, Alyssa Milano
CAST: Alyssa Milano, Sam Page, Malachi Weir
Comedy about a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a sequel to an action franchise film about flying dinosaurs.
DIRECTOR: Judd Apatow
WRITERS: Judd Apatow, Pam Brady
PRODUCER: Judd Apatow
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Barry Mendel, Donald Sabourin and Pam Brady
CAST: Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Pedro Pascal, Peter Serafinowicz, Vir Das, Rob Delaney, Galen Hopper, Samson Kayo, Guz Khan, Nick Kocher, Ross Lee, Harry Trevaldwyn, Danielle Vitalis
CHOOSE OR DIE — On Netflix April 15
After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.
DIRECTOR: Toby Meakins
WRITERS: Simon Allen, Toby Meakins, Matthew James Wilkinson
PRODUCERS: Matthew James Wilkinson, John Zois and Sebastien Raybaud
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Allen; Nick Angel, Liza Glucoft
CAST: Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan, Robert Englund, Kate Fleetwood, Ryan Gage, Angela Griffin, Joe Bolland
Jamie Foxx stars as a hard-working blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international union of vampire hunters.
DIRECTOR: JJ Perry
WRITERS: Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten PRODUCERS: Shaun Redick, Yvette Yates Redick, Chad Stahelski, Jason Spitz EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner, Peter Baxter
CAST: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Oliver Masucci, Snoop Dogg, Steve Howey, Scott Adkins, Zion Broadnax
END OF THE ROAD
After losing her job, recently widowed Brenda drives her family cross-country to start a new life. In the New Mexico desert, cut off from help, they must learn to fight back when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.
DIRECTOR: Millicent Shelton
WRITERS: Christopher J. Moore and David Loughery
PRODUCERS: Tracey E. Edmonds, Mark Burg, Brad Kaplan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Ben Pugh, Erica Steinberg, Daniel Jason Heffner
CAST: Queen Latifah, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Beau Bridges, Mychala Faith Lee, Shaun Dixon, Frances Lee McCain
ENOLA HOLMES 2
Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel.
Based on the book series by: Nancy Springer
DIRECTOR: Harry Bradbeer
WRITER: Jack Thorne
PRODUCERS: Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Ali Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, Paige Brown
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Joshua Grode, Michael Dreyer, Harry Bradbeer, Jack Thorne
CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Susan Wokoma, Adeel Akhtar, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Hannah Dodd, Abbie Hern, Gabriel Tierney, Serrana Su-Ling Bliss
FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS
A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.
DIRECTOR: Janeen Damian
WRITERS: Jeff Bonnett, Ron Oliver, Janeen Damian and Michael Damian
PRODUCERS: Brad Krevoy, Michael Damian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, David Wulf
CAST: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner, Olivia Perez
THE GOOD NURSE
Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events.
Based on the book: The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
DIRECTOR: Tobias Lindholm
WRITER: Krysty Wilson-Cairns PRODUCERS: Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Michael Jackman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Glen Basner, Ari Handel
CAST: Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain, Nnamdi Asomugha, Noah Emmerich, Kim Dickens
THE GRAY MAN
When the CIA’s most skilled mercenary—whose true identity is known to none—accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.
Based on the book series: The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
DIRECTORS: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo WRITERS: Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
PRODUCERS: Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Castaldi
CAST: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Julia Butters, Eme Ikwuakor, Scott Haze
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.
DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson
WRITERS: Guillermo del Toro and Patrick McHale
PRODUCERS: Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico and Gary Ungar
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jason Lust
CAST: Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman
After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, a down on his luck basketball scout (Adam Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the States without his team’s approval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
DIRECTOR: Jeremiah Zagar
WRITERS: Taylor Materne, Will Fetters
CAST: Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, Juancho Hernangomez, Jordan Hull, Maria Botto, Ainhoa Pillet, Kenny Smith
HOME TEAM — On Netflix now
Two years after a Super Bowl win when NFL head coach Sean Payton is suspended, he goes back to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12-year-old son by coaching his Pop Warner football team.
DIRECTOR: Charles Kinnane, Daniel Kinnane
WRITERS: Christopher Titone, Keith Blum
CAST: Kevin James, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Gary Valentine, Tait Blum, Maxwell Simkins, Jacob Perez, Bryant Tardy, Manny Magnus, Liam Kyle, Christopher Farrar, Merek Mastrov, Isaiah Mustafa, Christopher Titone, Ashley D. Kelley, Lavell Crawford, Allen Covert, Anthony L. Fernandez, Jared Sandler
On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Abernathy invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone – or something – is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line – they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.
DIRECTOR: Alejandro Brugués
WRITERS: Chris LaMont, Joe Russo
PRODUCERS: Paul Schiff
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Dan Clarke
CAST: Briana Middleton, Bob Gunton, Austin Stowell, Rachel Nichols, David Walton, Peyton List, Reese Alexander
When sixteen nuclear missiles are launched at the US, and a violent coordinated attack simultaneously threatens her remote missile interceptor station, one Army lieutenant must utilize her years of tactical training and military expertise to save humanity as we know it.
DIRECTOR: Matthew Reilly
WRITERS: Matthew Reilly, Stuart Beattie
PRODUCERS: Michael Boughen, Matthew Street, Stuart Beattie
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Hemsworth, Kathy Morgan, Christopher Mapp, Peter Graves, Robert Slaviero
CAST: Elsa Pataky, Luke Bracey
IVY & BEAN
Ivy and Bean never expected to be friends. Ivy is quiet, thoughtful and observant. Bean is playful, exuberant and fearless. However, sometimes an adventure reveals that opposites can become the best of friends.
Based on the book series: Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
DIRECTOR: Elissa Down
WRITERS: Kathy Waugh, Jeff Stockwell
PRODUCERS: Anne Brogan, Melanie Stokes
CAST: Keslee Blalock, Madison Skye Validum, Lidya Jewett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch, Sasha Pieterse, Nia Vardalos, Garfield Wilson, Jaycie Dotin, Marci T. House
KNIVES OUT 2
In the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.
DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson
WRITER: Rian Johnson
PRODUCERS: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman
CAST: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline
LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER
Based on the classic D.H. Lawrence novel, a story well ahead of its time, we follow the life of Lady Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege, who soon finds herself married to a man that she eventually falls out of love with. Lady Chatterley engages in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more desire and intimacy than she thought possible. When she realizes that she has fallen heart and soul, she breaks all traditions of the day and seeks happiness with the man she loves.
Based on the book: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
DIRECTOR: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
WRITER: David Magee
PRODUCERS: Laurence Mark, Pete Czernin, Graham Broadbent
CAST: Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell, Matthew Duckett, Joely Richardson, Ella Hunt, Faye Marsay
LOVE IN THE VILLA
A young woman takes a trip to romantic Verona, Italy, after a break up, only to find that the villa she reserved was double-booked, and she’ll have to share her vacation with a cynical (and very good-looking) British man.
DIRECTOR: Mark Steven Johnson
WRITER: Mark Steven Johnson
PRODUCERS: Margret Huddleston, Stephanie Slack, Mark Steven Johnson
CAST: Kat Graham, Tom Hopper, Raymond Ablack, Laura Hopper, Sean Amsing, Emilio Solfrizzi
LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE
Luckiest Girl Alive centers on Ani FaNelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon. But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life.
Based on the book: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
DIRECTOR: Mike Barker
WRITER: Jessica Knoll
PRODUCERS: Bruna Papandrea, Jeanne Snow, Erik Feig, Lucy Kitada, Mila Kunis
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jessica Knoll, Lisa Sterbakov, Shayne Fiske Goldner, Steve Hutensky, Mike Barker
CAST: Mila Kunis, Finn Wittrock, Chiara Aurelia, Scoot McNairy, Thomas Barbusca, Justine Lupe, Dalmar Abuzeid, Alex Barone, Carson MacCormac with Jennifer Beals and Connie Britton
An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.
Release date: Netflix will release the film across the world [excluding the UK] in December 2022.
DIRECTOR: Matthew Warchus
WRITER: Dennis Kelly
LYRICS AND MUSIC: Tim Minchin
PRODUCERS: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Luke Kelly
CAST: Alisha Weir, Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee
When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.
DIRECTOR: John Hamburg
WRITER: John Hamburg
PRODUCERS: John Hamburg, Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lauren Hennessey, Joe Gatta, Patricia Braga, Mark Moran
CAST: Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, Jimmy O. Yang, Luis Gerardo Méndez
Two kids start a metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about metal. They can’t find a bassist, but there is this one girl who plays the cello. They need to work together if they’re going to win the Battle of the Bands.
DIRECTOR: Peter Sollett
WRITER: D.B. Weiss
PRODUCERS: D.B. Weiss, Greg Shapiro
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Benioff, Bernie Caulfield, Robin Fisichella
EXECUTIVE MUSIC PRODUCER: Tom Morello
An unlikely hero emerges from prison to take on a world enmeshed in corporate greed and eroding spiritual values, seeking revenge from those who took everything from him many years ago.
DIRECTOR: Dev Patel
WRITER: Dev Patel, Paul Angunawela, John Collee
PRODUCERS: Dev Patel, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Jomon Thomas, Samarth Sahni, Christine Haebler, Anjay Nagpal
CAST: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley
A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.
DIRECTOR: Niki Caro
WRITERS: Misha Green, Peter Craig
PRODUCERS: Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, Marc Evans, Misha Green
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Molly Allen
CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paul Raci, Lucy Paez
A sci-fi adventure that follows Sara Morse (Halle Berry) one year since her husband (Omari Hardwick) mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids (Jaiden J. Smith, Quinn McPherson) embark on a race to find their husband, father and most importantly – the truth.
DIRECTOR: Matt Charman
WRITER: Matt Charman
PRODUCERS: Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Matt Charman, MRC Film
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Daniel M. Stillman, Halle Berry
CAST: Halle Berry, Omari Hardwick, Jaiden J. Smith, Quinn McPherson, Paul Guilfoyle, Sydney Lemmon, Molly Parker, John Ortiz
MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is from the latest collection of novellas If It Bleeds from Stephen King, about a young boy living in a small town, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire. The two form a bond over books and an iPhone, but when the man passes away, the boy discovers that not everything dead is gone, and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him.
DIRECTOR: John Lee Hancock
WRITER: John Lee Hancock
PRODUCERS: Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum, Carla Hacken
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold
CAST: Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Joe Tippett
MUNICH – THE EDGE OF WAR — On Netflix now
(München – Im Angesicht des Krieges)
Adapted from Robert Harris’ novel Munich, Munich – The Edge of War sees two young men embroiled in one of the most crucial moments in 20th Century history. In the autumn of 1938, civil servant Hugh Legat accompanies British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to Munich in a desperate bid to broker peace with German leader Adolf Hitler. Once there, Legat encounters his old friend Paul von Hartmann, a German diplomat who has in his possession a document signaling Hitler’s true intent: a war of conquest across Europe. Amid frantic negotiations at the Munich Conference, Hugh and Paul conspire to prevent a terrifying conflict.
Based on the book: Munich by Robert Harris
DIRECTOR: Christian Schwochow
WRITER: Ben Power
PRODUCER: Andrew Eaton
CAST: George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Jeremy Irons
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
MY FATHER’S DRAGON
From five-time Academy Award-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers) and Academy Award-nominated director Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), comes an exquisite film inspired by the Newbery-honored children’s book from author Ruth Stiles Gannett. Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island and the friendship of a lifetime.
Based on the book: My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
DIRECTOR: Nora Twomey
WRITER: Meg LeFauve
PRODUCERS: Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Paul Young
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Meg LeFauve, John Morgan, Tomm Moore, Gerry Shirren, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney
THE NOEL DIARY
When best-selling author Jacob Turner (Justin Hartley) returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel (Barrett Doss) – a beautiful young woman on a mysterious journey of her own. Together, they embark on an adventure to confront their pasts and discover a future that’s totally unexpected.
Based on the book: The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans
DIRECTOR: Charles Shyer
WRITERS: Charles Shyer, Rebecca Connor, David Golden
PRODUCERS: Timothy O. Johnson, Stephanie Slack, Margret H. Huddleston EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Justin Hartley, Norman Stephens, Andrew Gernhard CAST: Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Bonnie Bedelia, James Remar, Essence Atkins
Hoping to change the course of World War II, and save tens of thousands of lives, two intelligence officers plot to break Hitler’s deadly grip on Europe by recruiting the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.
Based on the book: Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II by Ben Macintyre
DIRECTOR: John Madden
WRITER: Michelle Ashford
PRODUCERS: Charles S. Cohen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Kris Thykier
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Gillis, Christian McLaughlin
CAST: Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn
THE PALE BLUE EYE
The Pale Blue Eye is a project Scott Cooper has wanted to helm for more than a decade. The film is a Gothic thriller that revolves around a series of fictional murders that took place in 1830 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and surrounds a young cadet the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe, played by Harry Melling. Christian Bale portrays retired detective Augustus Landor, tasked with investigating the murders. The Pale Blue Eye is based on Louis Bayard’s best-selling novel of the same name. Bale is producing alongside director/writer Scott Cooper, John Lesher, and Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek Pictures.
Based on the book: The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
DIRECTOR: Scott Cooper
WRITER: Scott Cooper
PRODUCERS: Scott Cooper, Tyler Thompson, John Lesher, Christian Bale
CAST: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Timothy Spall, Hadley Robinson, Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Steven Maier, Charlie Tahan, and Robert Duvall
A PERFECT PAIRING
To land a major client, a hard-driving LA wine-company exec travels to an Australian sheep station, where she ends up working as a ranch hand and sparking with a rugged local.
DIRECTOR: Stuart McDonald
WRITERS: Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy
PRODUCERS: Robyn Snyder, Deborah Evans, Deborah Glover, Tracey Vieira
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson, Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy, Fernando Szew
CAST: Victoria Justice, Adam Demos
Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth—the dashing one she let get away—crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel.
Based on the book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
DIRECTOR: Carrie Cracknell
WRITERS: Alice Victoria Winslow, Ron Bass
PRODUCERS: Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie, MRC Film
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Elizabeth Cantillon, Michael Constable, David Fliegel
CAST: Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Mia McKenna-Bruce with Richard E. Grant and Henry Golding
Purple Hearts is the story of aspiring singer-songwriter Cassie (Sofia Carson) and marine Luke (Nicholas Galitzine), who in spite of their many differences and against all odds, fall hopelessly in love.
Based on the book: Purple Hearts by Tess Wakefield
RESCUED BY RUBY — On Netflix March 17
State trooper Dan (Grant Gustin) dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but no one will give him the chance. Shelter dog Ruby dreams of having a home, but is running out of hope. When fate brings Dan and Ruby together, it’s their unshakable bond that helps them face their toughest challenge yet. Based on a true story.
Based on the short stories: “Ruby: A Dogwink Story” and “Dogwink Ruby” by SQuire Rushnell & Louise DuArt
THE ROYAL TREATMENT — On Netflix now
New York hairdresser Izzy seizes the chance to work at the wedding of a charming prince, but when sparks between them fly, will love — or duty — prevail?
DIRECTOR: Rick Jacobson
WRITER: Holly Hester
PRODUCERS: Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano Laura Marano, Chloe Smith
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steve Berman, Dan Read
CAST: Laura Marano, Mena Massoud, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Grace Bentley-Tsibuah, Cameron Rhodes
Rustin tells the story of charismatic, gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who overcame an onslaught of obstacles, and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington.
DIRECTOR: George C. Wolfe
PRODUCERS: Bruce Cohen, Tonia Davis
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark R. Wright, Alex G. Scott
CAST: Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Audra McDonald, Jeffrey Wright, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, Johnny Ramey, CCH Pounder, Michael Potts, Carra Patterson, Adrienne Warren, Bill Irwin, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lilli Kay, Jordan-Amanda Hall, Jakeem Dante Powell, Ayana Workman, Grantham Coleman, Jamilah Nadege Rosemond, Jules Latimer, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Frank Harts, Kevin Mambo
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL
Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of a modern fairy tale when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where young heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance of good and evil.
Based on the bestselling book series by: Soman Chainani
DIRECTOR: Paul Feig
WRITERS: David Magee, Laura Solon, Paul Feig
PRODUCERS: Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, Paul Feig, Laura Fischer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Stephen Jones, Zack Roth, Patricia Riggen, Soman Chainani
CAST: Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Sir Ben Kingsley, Patti LuPone, Rachel Bloom, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney and Mark Heap
THE SEA BEAST
In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes – and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six, Bolt), The Sea Beast takes us to where the map ends, and the true adventure begins.
DIRECTOR: Chris Williams
WRITERS: Chris Williams, Nell Benjamin
PRODUCERS: Jed Schlanger, Chris Williams
SENIOR YEAR — On Netflix May 13
After a cheerleader falls off a pyramid and into a 20-year coma, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school, regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.
DIRECTOR: Alex Hardcastle
WRITERS: Andrew Knauer, Arthur Pielli, Brandon Scott Jones
PRODUCERS: Todd Garner, Rebel Wilson, Timothy M. Bourne, Chris Bender
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jeremy Stein, Jake Wagner
CAST: Rebel Wilson, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland and Chris Parnell
Shirley is the intimate portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best.
DIRECTOR: John Ridley
WRITER: John Ridley
PRODUCERS: Anikah McLaren, Elizabeth Haggard, Regina King, Reina King, John Ridley
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jeff Skoll, Ted Gidlow
CAST: Regina King, Lucas Hedges, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, with André Holland and Terrence Howard
A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again.
DIRECTOR: Francis Lawrence
WRITERS: David Guion, Michael Handelman
PRODUCERS: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready, Francis Lawrence
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Guion, Michael Handelman, Ray Angelic
CAST: Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Chris O’Dowd, Kyle Chandler, Weruche Opia, India de Beaufort, Humberly Gonzalez
As an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling to pieces, he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.
Based on the book: Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar
DIRECTOR: Johan Renck
WRITER: Colby Day
PRODUCERS: Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Michael Parets, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Max Silva
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ben Ormand, Johan Renck, Barry Bernardi
CAST: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano, Kunal Nayyar
In the near future, two young convicts grapple with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary, who experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs. Based on The New Yorker article, “Escape From Spiderhead” by George Saunders.
DIRECTOR: Joseph Kosinski
WRITERS: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
PRODUCERS: Eric Newman, Chris Hemsworth, Oren Katzeff, Geneva Wasserman, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Tommy Harper, Jeremy Steckler
CAST: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett
The Swimmers tells the true story of swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini’s miraculous journey as refugees from war-torn Syria, all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
DIRECTOR: Sally El Hosaini
SCREENPLAY BY: Sally El Hosaini, Jack Thorne
PRODUCERS: Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Ali Jaafar, Tim Cole
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Stephen Daldry
CAST: Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Ahmed Malek, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush, James Krishna Floyd, Elmi Rashid Elmi
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TALL GIRL 2 — On Netflix February 11
After her inspiring speech at the homecoming dance, Jodi (Ava Michelle) is no longer just the “tall girl” – she’s popular, confident, has a boyfriend, and just booked the lead role in this year’s school musical. But as the pressure of her newfound popularity intensifies, so do her insecurities, and new relationships are formed while old ones are tested. As the world she built starts to crumble around her, Jodi realizes that standing tall was only just the beginning.
DIRECTOR: Emily Ting
WRITER: Sam Wolfson
PRODUCERS: McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steven Bello, Jennifer Roth, Nzingha Stewart
CAST: Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Anjelika Washington, Luke Eisner, Clara Wilsey, Rico Paris, Jan Luis Castellanos, Johanna Liauw, Chris Wylde with Angela Kinsey and Steve Zahn
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE — On Netflix February 18
After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town.
DIRECTOR: David Blue Garcia
WRITER: Chris Thomas Devlin
PRODUCERS: Fede Alvarez, Herbert W. Gains, Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel, Pat Cassidy
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jay Ashenfelter, Shintaro Shimosawa
CAST: Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Mark Burnham, Moe Dunford, Nell Hudson, Jessica Allain, with Olwen Fouéré, Jacob Latimore, Alice Krige
THEY CLONED TYRONE
A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.
DIRECTOR: Juel Taylor
WRITERS: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier
PRODUCERS: Charles D. King, Stephen “Dr.” Love, Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Kim Roth, Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark R. Wright, Jack Murray, Monte Lipman, Dana Sano
CAST: John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA HOMECOMING — On Netflix February 25
Madea prepares to welcome her family who have all come into town to celebrate her great-grandson’s graduation from college, when some hidden secrets threaten to destroy the joyous family homecoming.
DIRECTOR: Tyler Perry
WRITER: Tyler Perry
PRODUCER: Will Areu, Mark Swinton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tyler Perry CAST: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis Patton, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Gabrielle Dennis, Brendan O’Carroll
UNTITLED HOLIDAY ROM-COM
Feeling career burn out, pop star Angelina escapes to grant a young fan’s wish in small town New York, where she not only finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love.
DIRECTOR: Gabriela Tagliavini
WRITERS: Jennifer C. Stetson, Paco Farias, Michael Varrati
PRODUCERS: German Michael Torres, Lucas Jarach
Executive Producer: Eric Brenner
Cast: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr.
WE HAVE A GHOST
Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin’s family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past, they become a target of the CIA.
Based on the short story: “Ernest” by Geoff Manaugh
DIRECTOR: Christopher Landon
WRITER: Christopher Landon
PRODUCERS: Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Dan Halsted
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Christopher Landon, John Fischer, Geoff Manaugh, Korey Budd, Nathan Miller
CAST: Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Tig Notaro, Jennifer Coolidge, Erica Ash, Isabella Russo, Niles Fitch, Faith Ford, Steve Coulter
THE WEEKEND AWAY — On Netflix March 3
A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret.
Based on the book: The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson
DIRECTOR: Kim Farrant
WRITER: Sarah Alderson
PRODUCERS: Erica Steinberg, Charlie Morrison, Ben Pugh
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kari Hatfield, Sarah Alderson
CAST: Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, Luke Norris
WENDELL & WILD
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) – who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot – a tough teen with a load of guilt – to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.
DIRECTOR: Henry Selick
WRITERS: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele
PRODUCERS: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld,Henry Selick
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lindsay Williams, Eddie Gamarra, Kamil Oshundara, Ian Cooper
At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.
Based on the book: White Noise by Don DeLillo
DIRECTOR: Noah Baumbach
WRITER: Noah Baumbach
PRODUCER: Noah Baumbach
CAST: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Lars Eidinger, Andre Benjamin, Jodie Turner-Smith
WINDFALL — On Netflix March 18
A Hitchcockian thriller following a wealthy couple who arrive at their vacation home only to find it’s being robbed.
DIRECTOR: Charlie McDowell
WRITERS: Justin Lader, Andrew Kevin Walker
PRODUCERS: Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery, Charlie McDowell, Jason Segel, Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons, Jack Selby
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Duque Estrada, Elika Portnoy, Rick Covert, Andrew Kevin Walker, Justin Lader
CAST: Jason Segel, Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons
The Irish Midlands, 1862 – a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work? A psychological thriller inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of the “fasting girls” and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (Room).
DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio
WRITERS: Emma Donoghue, Sebastián Lelio, Alice Birch
PRODUCERS: Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Emma Donoghue, Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen
CAST: Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne, David Wilmot
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
A new couple and their families find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences in this comedy from Kenya Barris.
DIRECTOR: Kenya Barris
WRITERS: Kenya Barris, Jonah Hill
PRODUCERS: Jonah Hill, Kenya Barris, Kevin Misher
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mychelle Deschamp, Hale Rothstein, Matt Dines, Ali Goodwin, Andy Berman, David Hyman, Charisse Hewitt Webster
CAST: Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Molly Gordon, Travis
Bennett, Andrea Savage, Rhea Perlman, La La Anthony, Deon Cole
20TH CENTURY GIRL
In 1999 – the last year of the 20th century – 17-year-old Bo-ra finds her first love: a sweet, pure but heartbreaking relationship. Years later in the 21st century, news about her first love revives her teenage romance that she once thought had forgotten. 20th Century Girl narrates the lives of the youth in their 20s, filled with vivid moments of love and friendship. Starringthe popular Kim You-jung, Byeon Woo-seok, Park Jung-woo, and Roh Yoon-Seo, this pit-a-patting film will be directed by Bang Woo-ri, who won the Best Short Film award for Mrs. Young at the Blue Dragon Awards.
DIRECTOR: Bang Woo-ri
CAST: Kim You-jung, Byeon Woo-seok, Park Jung-woo, Roh Yoon-seo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Korea
Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.
DIRECTOR: Romain Gavras
WRITERS: Romain Gavras, Ladj Ly, Elias Belkeddar
PRODUCERS: Iconoclast and Lyly Films
CAST: Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon, Ouassini Embarek, Alexis Manenti
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
(Im Westen nichts Neues)
A young German soldier’s terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I. Based on the bestseller by Erich Maria Remarque.
Based on the book: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
DIRECTOR: Edward Berger
WRITERS: Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger
PRODUCERS: Malte Grunert, Daniel Dreifuss
CAST: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, Daniel Brühl, Adrian Grünewald, Devid Striesow, Andreas Döhler, Sebastian Hülk, Alexander Schuster, Luc Feit, Michael Wittenborn, Michael Stange, André Marcon, Tobias Langhoff, Anton von Lucke
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany
BIGBUG — On Netflix February 11
A group of bickering suburbanites find themselves stuck together when an android uprising causes their well intentioned household robots to lock them in for their own safety.
DIRECTOR: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
WRITERS: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
PRODUCERS: Richard Grandpierre, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST: Elsa Zylberstein, Isabelle Nanty, Stéphane de Groodt, Claude Perron, Youssef Hajdi, Claire Chust, François Levantal, Alban Lenoir, André Dussollier
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
BLACK CRAB — On Netflix March 18
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this Swedish action thriller follows six soldiers sent on a covert mission to transport a mysterious package across a frozen archipelago without knowing what dangers lie ahead or who they can trust.
Based on the book: Black Crab by Jerker Virdborg
DIRECTOR: Adam Berg
WRITERS: Adam Berg, Pelle Rådström
PRODUCERS: Malin Idevall, Mattias Montero
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Noomi Rapace, Christopher Granier-Deferre, Adam Berg, Emil Wiklund, Kim Magnusson
CAST: Noomi Rapace, Jakob Oftebro, Erik Enge, Dar Salim, Ardalan Esmaili, Aliette Opheim, David Dencik
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Sweden
BUBBLE (ANIME) — On Netflix April 28
The story is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down upon the world. Cut off from the outside world, Tokyo has become a playground for a group of young people who have lost their families, acting as a battlefield for parkour team battles as they leap from building to building. Hibiki, a young ace known for his dangerous play style, makes a reckless move one day and plummets into the gravity-bending sea. His life is saved by Uta, a girl with mysterious powers who appears suddenly. The pair then hear a unique sound audible only to them. Why did Uta appear before Hibiki? Their encounter leads to a revelation that will change the world.
DIRECTOR: Tetsuro Araki
WRITER: Gen Urobuchi
CHARACTER DESIGNS: Takeshi Obata
VOICE CAST (JAPAN): Jun Shison, Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji and Tasuku Hatanaka
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
Agent Carter, who suffers memory loss, is thrown into an explosive mission filled with inexplicable mysteries. Orchestrated by renowned action film director Jung Byung-gil and star cast Joo Won, Carter presents an action-packed experience.
DIRECTOR: Jung Byung-gil
WRITERS: Jung Byung-gil, Jung Byeong-sik
PRODUCERS: Lee Yong-hee, Park Yun-ho CAST: Joo Won
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Korea
DON’T BLAME KARMA!
(¿Qué culpa tiene el karma?)
Sara is a frustrated fashion designer who blames karma for her bad luck. Fate will put her face to face with her sister, Lucy, who enjoys very different luck, and in a series of events and reunions that will lead her to make a radical decision.
DIRECTOR: Elisa Miller
WRITERS: Fernanda Eguiarte, Marcelo Tobar
PRODUCER: Jorge “Tocayo” Ramírez
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Juan Uruchurtu CAST: Aislinn Derbez, Renata Notni, Gil Cerezo, Giuseppe Gamba, Carmen Madrid, Mauricio García Lozano, Miriam Chi Chim
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico
DRIFTING HOME (Anime)
Kosuke and Natsume have been friends since childhood, but as time goes on the relationship between the two sixth graders seems strained as they keep avoiding one another. One day during their summer vacation, they go to a housing complex that is scheduled to be demolished. Having grown up there, the place holds a lot of memories. While playing, they suddenly get caught up in a mysterious phenomenon and when they regain consciousness, they see an entire ocean before them as the housing complex has drifted into a mysterious sea along with Kosuke and Natsume with it. Will they be able to return to their previous world? A summer farewell journey begins.
DIRECTOR: Hiroyasu Ishida
WRITERS: Hayashi Mori, Hiroyasu Ishida & Minaka Sakamoto
CHARACTER DESIGNER: Akihiro Nagae PRODUCER: Koji Yamamoto
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
JUNG_E portrays a desolated Earth in the 22nd century that is no longer inhabitable due to climate change. Amid the chaos, an internal war breaks out in the shelter built for human survival. Victory – meaning the end of the war – now hinges on finding a way to clone the legendary mercenary JUNG_E into a scalable robot. Orchestrated by Director Yeon Sang-ho of Train to Busan, Peninsula, and Hellbound, and starring a colorful cast – Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo, JUNG_E portrays a unique theme combined with dystopia, cloning, and technology.
DIRECTOR: Yeon Sang-ho
WRITER: Yeon Sang-ho
CAST: Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Korea
Khufiya is a story about Krishna Mehra, an R&AW operative who is assigned to track down the mole selling India’s defense secrets. While all along grappling with her dual identity as a spy and a lover.
DIRECTOR: Vishal Bhardwaj
WRITERS: Vishal Bhardwaj, Rohan Narula PRODUCER: Vishal Bhardwaj
CAST: Ali Fazal, Ashish Vidyarthi, Tabu, Wamiqa Gabbi
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
LOVE AND LEASHES — On Netflix February 11
Love and Leashes is a film about a different kind of romance between a man with a unique taste and a woman who stumbles upon his secret. Seo Hyun, who recently played a shapeshifting swindler in Private Lives, will star in her first film, Love and Leashes. Jung Ji-woo, played by Seo Hyun in the film, is a woman who leads a racy romance by engaging in a “special” relationship with her co-worker after she accidentally learns about his secret peculiarities. Performing outstandingly across an array of genres like in the musical Swag Age: Shout, Joseon!, the drama Please Don’t Date Him, and Imitation, rising star Lee Jun-young will play the role of Jung Ji-hoo, a man with unusual tastes.
DIRECTOR: Park Hyun-jin
WRITERS: Park Hyun-jin, Lee Da-hye CAST: Seo Hyun, Lee Jun-Young, EL
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Korea
MONICA, O MY DARLING
jBlack comedy and white-collar crime collide in Monica, O My Darling in which a young man desperately tries to make it big with some unlikely allies and a dastardly diabolical plan to pull off the perfect murder. Go on a roller coaster of dark and devilish twists and turns in this crime drama where survival is the key.
CAST: Rajkummar Rao, Huma S Qureshi, Radhika Apte, Sikandar Kher, Bagavathi Perumal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Sukant Goel, Zayn Marie Khan
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
Qala is a story about a daughter who craves her mother’s love.
DIRECTOR: Anvita Dutt
WRITER: Anvita Dutt
PRODUCERS: Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Ssharma
CAST: Tripti Dimri, Babil I. Khan COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: GRUDGE OF EDINBURGH PART 1 (Anime)
With over 37 million copies sold and winning in the children’s category of the 39th Kodansha Manga Award, the mega-hit The Seven Deadly Sins (original work: Nakaba Suzuki) is receiving a spin-off anime film. This film will feature an original story by Suzuki. Split into two parts, the story will follow Tristan, the son of The Seven Deadly Sins protagonists Meliodas and Elizabeth. Tristan inherits the power of the Goddess Clan and can heal people’s wounds and injuries, but he often ends up hurting others due to his inability to control his Demon Clan power. To protect his family, Tristan heads to Edinburgh Castle and meets a host of new friends along the way.
Based on : The Seven Deadly Sins (published by Kodansha in Weekly Shonen Magazine) by Nakaba Suzuki