Not so long ago, Netflix went from being a platform that offered series and films from third-party studios and producers, to become a powerful source of original own content. The catalog of films that it plans to launch in 2021 is a clear example of its exponential growth.
Through a video that he shared on his official Twitter account, the streaming giant unveiled some of the most important titles that will be released week by week throughout this year (about 70 films).
It is worth remembering that cinemas are still closed or with limited capacity around the world. Hence, Netflix has become an attractive window for the industry since the arrival of the pandemic.
Dwayne Johnson will star for Netflix in the action comedy “Red Notice” and presented the video with the news. AP Photo
Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – stars of the action comedy Red Notice, which is in the post-production process – is the trio of presenters of this preview of just over 2 and a half minutes who, in addition to reviewing the cinematographic news, has testimonies from several of the stars who head each film.
“If you love movies, take a look at the Netflix films of 2021,” the video proposes from the outset, which immediately shows sequences of The Harder They Fall, a western loaded with strong names: Regina King, Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft country), Zazie Beetz and LaKeith Stanfield, both from the series Atlanta.
Images of Don’t look up, a political comedy in a satire key that in addition to bringing together Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence as protagonists for the first time, will have a surprisingly stellar cast.
Leonardo Di Caprio will star alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the political comedy “Don’t Look Up” for Netflix. AFP photo
Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Chris Evans and Ariana Grande are some of those who complete this great production of Adam McKay, winner of the Oscar in 2016 for The big bet.
Continuing with the comedies, there is expectation for what he will propose Thunder force, with Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer in the role of superheroines. It is followed by two debut operas by renowned actors: Halle Berry (Bruised, about an MMA fighter who embodies Berry herself) and Lin Manuel Miranda (Tick, Tick … Boom, a musical biopic of playwright Jonathan Larson).
Netflix also announces the end of two teen romantic comedies: The kissing booth 3, with Joey King; and the sequel to To all the boys, with Lana Condor.
Amy Adams teases the premiere of The Woman in the Window, self-headed dramatic thriller; and Chris Hemsworth does the same with Escape from Spiderhead, a futuristic action from the director of Tron: The Legacy and Oblivion.
Jennifer Garner will headline a Netflix family comedy called Yes Today! AP Photo
Stars keep on parading: Jennifer Garner presents the family comedy Today Yes!, which leads together with Edgar Ramírez; Jason Momoa plays a man seeking justice after his wife’s death in the thriller Sweet girl; and Zack Snyder returns to direct in cinema with the zombie apocalyptic film Army of the dead.
After those brief stellar appearances, the video continues to reveal more titles, some that have just finished filming, and others in the process of filming: Area of risk (action film with Anthony Mackie out this Friday), the sci-fi thriller O2 and The last mercenary (with Jean-Claude Van Damme).
Noteworthy is the premiere of Rescue distance, based on the Argentine novel Samanta Schweblin (starring Dolores Fonzi) and new films by two acclaimed directors: The hand of Godby Paolo Sorrentino; and The Power of the Dogby Jane Campion.
Dolores Fonzi will star in “Rescue Distance”, a Samantha Schweblin film for Netflix. Instagram photo
The list is long and varied: Malcolm and Marie, romantic drama with Zendaya and John David Washington (from KKKlan Infiltratorby Spike Lee), the comedy Moxie, directed by Amy Poehler (premieres March 3) and the animated Animalia in Australia.