Magazine article Screen International

Netflix's 'Okja', 'War Machine' US, UK Release Details Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix's 'Okja', 'War Machine' US, UK Release Details Revealed

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EXCLUSIVE: The two films will have day and date releases for awards consideration.

Netflix will give Cannes competition entry Okja and Brad Pitt satire War Machine day and date theatrical releases in the US and UK.

In the UK, Netflix and cinema chain Curzon are exclusively teaming up on the day and date releases for the films.

David Michod's Afghan war satire War Machine will get a ten-screen release on May 26, while Bong Joon-ho's action-adventure Okja will follow with a ten-screen release on June 23.

The theatrical releases, an unusual move for Netflix, will guarantee the films Bafta consideration.

The streaming giant will pursue a similar theatrical release strategy in the US, with Okja due to screen at the iPic New York and LA, and War Machine set to play at Laemmle Santa Monica and iPic in New York.

Okja will also get a day-and-date release in Korea.

Netflix and Curzon previously teamed up on a similar release structure for Cary Fukunaga drama Beasts Of No Nation in 2015. …

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