Netflix Sets Fall 2019 Awards Film Slate

Netflix Sets Fall 2019 Awards Film Slate

With only the odd exception, Netflix generally doesn’t announce its new film and TV season release dates until a month or two before release. Therefore there is often a question as to when their more high-profile film projects are going to arrive.

That changed today as the streaming giant’s rollout plans for its awards film slate for this Fall have been unveiled with ten films setting their release plans including some big titles from the likes of Scorsese, Soderbergh, Baumbach, Michod, Brewer, Meirelles and Westmoreland. In short, the schedule is:

“The Laundromat”
US Theatrical: September 27th. Streaming Worldwide: October 18th.
Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble drama stars Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, and Jeffrey Wright and deals with the infamous Panama Papers scandal.

“Dolemite Is My Name”
US Theatrical: October 4th. Streaming Worldwide: October 25th.
Eddie Murphy takes on a more challenging role than usual with the R-rated comedy film about the rise of blaxploitation legend Rudy Ray More and his onscreen persona Dolemite. Craig Brewer (“Hustle and Flow”) directs.

“The King”
US Theatrical: October 11th. Streaming Worldwide: November 1st.
David Michod’s Shakespearean drama adapts parts of The Henriad and stars Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, and Ben Mendelsohn.

“Earthquake Bird”
US Theatrical: November 1st. Streaming Worldwide: November 15th.
Wash Westmoreland returns with his latest film that he wrote and directed, titled Earthquake Bird. The film stars Alicia Vikander and tells the story of a woman involved in an intense relationship with a photographer in 1989 Tokyo. Earthquake Bird arrives on Netflix on November 15.

“The Irishman”
US Theatrical: November 1st. Streaming Worldwide: November 27th.
Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated $159 million crime drama about Frank Sheeran, the hitman who maintains ties with the Bufalino crime family and claims to have killed fellow Teamster Jimmy Hoffa. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star.

“Marriage Story”
US Theatrical: November 6th. Streaming Worldwide: December 6th.
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson lead Noah Baumbach’s latest film about a bitter divorce which aims to view the story from both sides.

US Theatrical: November 8th. Streaming Worldwide: November 15th.
Sergio Pablos’ 2D animated feature follows a postman who is posted to a frozen town in the North – where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out. Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack, Jason Schwartzman lend their voices.

“I Lost My Body”
US Theatrical: November 15th. Streaming Mostly Worldwide: November 29th.
Jeremy Clapin’s darkly comedic French animated film follows a severed hand that escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

US Theatrical: November 15th. Streaming Mostly Worldwide: November 29th.
Selected to compete at Cannes this year, Mati Diop’s supernatural romantic drama about a group of Senegal construction workers who head out to sea in search of opportunity – amongst them lovers who must deal with the fact one is betrothed to another man.

“The Two Popes”
US Theatrical: November 27th. Streaming Worldwide: December 20th.
Fernando Meirelles’ new film is an amusing chamber piece in which Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) debates with his progressive incoming successor Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) as to the best path forward for the Catholic Church.

Source: THR