While A24 is giving the Safdie Brothers’ “Uncut Gems” a U.S. domestic theatrical rollout starting from this Friday, for the rest of the world the film was picked up by Netflix earlier this year.
It was hoped the film would follow the same pattern of other international acquisitions like “Annihilation” and “Shaft” where the film opened theatrically States-side and then would hit the streamer just 2-3 weeks later everywhere else.
That isn’t happening, but “Uncut Gems” had previously been teased as going to Netflix around the rest of the world in January. Today, The Age reporter Craig Matheson says Netflix has scheduled the film to hit January 31st on its Australian service.
As this is expected to be a worldwide premiere, logically it will hit everywhere else (except North America) at the same time. This would fit with reports that the film is getting a limited theatrical run in the UK on January 10th – some Netflix titles like “The King” and “The Irishman” have been screened in a handful of cinemas in Australia and other global cities around three weeks before their streaming premieres.
That probably won’t happen this time as Melbourne’s Cinema Nova tweeted today that there are no plans for a limited Australian theatrical run like they have done for other Netflix titles.