Given the sudden impact felt by the CO-VID 19 pandemic, the film industry is in a state of disarray. With indefinite delays all around, studios now scramble with the notion of what comes next. As first reported by Deadline, The Lovebirds, a comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, will move to Netflix following its release delay.
Coincidentally, the film’s original release date was today. However, given the state of the movie theater industry, Paramount Pictures struck a deal with Netflix to stream it instead. The film was initially set for a premiere at the 2020 SXSW festival in Dallas. However, the annual event became one of the first canceled due to CO-VID 19. Per the initial report, this deal has been in the works for quite some time.
The film, directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) focuses on a couple amidst a defining moment in their relationship. When they are embroiled in a murder mystery, their journey to clear their names takes them throughs circumstances while they must figure out how they can survive the night. Its Netflix premiere date is still TBD.
The Lovebirds follows films like Onward and Bloodshot on their way to the small screen much sooner than expected. Earlier today, it was reported that Warner Bros has a similar path in mind for Wonder Woman 1984.
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