After such awards success with “Roma” last year, Netflix looks set to repeat its strategy for this year’s releases of both Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” reports Indiewire.
“Roma” played the four big film festivals of the back half of the year – Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York – but also a handful of regional festivals and international ones from Palm Springs to Adelaide, Australia. A similar aggressive festival rollout approach is happening for both the aforementioned films.
Scorsese’s film will open this year’s New York Film Festival and was just announced as the closing night selection for the BFI London Film Festival. Baumbach’s will premiere in Venice, Toronto, New York and quite possibly Telluride.
That’s not all either as Netflix is pushing both David Michod’s “The King” and Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat” at Venice with at least one if not both also going to Toronto.
“The Irishman” will be released theatrically by Netflix before it launches on the streaming service, but specifics of how wide that release is and how long it’ll play in cinemas is unclear at this point.