Netflix just announced
premiere dates for some of its original movies, starting with Beasts of No Nation
, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre
) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
). The movie will hit Netflix on Friday, October 16, and it will be available in select theaters at the same time.
Next we have The Ridiculous Six, the first of four Adam Sandler films that will be available only on Netflix. The film stars Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, and Nick Nolte. The film will premiere exclusively for Netflix subscribers on Friday, December 11, 2015.
The streaming giant released more info about other upcoming flicks as well. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will be released theatrically in China and on IMAX and on Netflix globally in the first quarter of 2016, while Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring beloved, fun-loving character Pee-wee Herman will premiere on Netflix in March 2016.