Netflix has perpared the viewers with a long list of movies premiering in 2024, and there’s quite a few gems. While the giant streamer tries to program an event film each quarter, there’s clearly more star-studded pics than that as that’s what gets subscribers to click.
Of note, dates have been announced for five features including the Eddie Murphy fourthquel "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F" (July 3), the animated Nickelodeon Latino title "The Casagrandes Movie" (March 22), the cartoon movie "Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp" (April 12),"Brooke Shields", "Mother of the Bride" (May 9), and "The Union" (August 16).
Also on deck is "Carry On" and "Back in Action" as well as franchise movies like "Rebel Moon: Part Two the Scargiver", and plenty of Christmas movies.
Check below the 2024 slate.
ORION AND THE DARK (February 2)
Orion seems a lot like your average elementary school kid –– shy, unassuming, harboring a secret crush. But underneath his seemingly normal exterior, Orion is a ball of adolescent anxiety, completely consumed by irrational fears of bees, dogs, the ocean, cell phone waves, murderous gutter clowns, even falling off a cliff. But of all his fears, the thing he’s the most afraid of is what he confronts on a nightly basis: the dark. So when the literal embodiment of his worst fear pays a visit, Dark whisks Orion away on a roller coaster ride around the world to prove there is nothing to be afraid of in the night. As the unlikely pair grow closer, Orion must decide if he can learn to accept the unknown –– to stop letting fear control his life and finally embrace the joy of living.
DIRECTOR: Sean Charmatz
WRITER: Charlie Kaufman
PRODUCERS: Peter McCown
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Walt Dohrn and Bonnie Arnold
STUDIO: DreamWorks Animation
VOICE CAST: Jacob Tremblay, Paul Walter Hauser, Angela Bassett, Colin Hanks, Natasia Demetriou, Golda Rosheuvel, Nat Faxon, Aparna Nancherla, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gugino, Matt Dellapina, Nick Kishiyama, Mia Akemi Brown, Shannon Chan-Kent, Jack Fisher, Werner Herzog
LOVER, STALKER, KILLER (February 9)
Documentary. Dave was recently out of a long-term relationship and eager to restart his romantic life, so he did what most people do: He tried online dating. Liz and Cari were two of his most promising connections, both single moms with winning personalities who helped bring him out of his shell in different ways. It should have been an opportunity for this hard-working, devoted dad to enjoy a second chance at casual romance, but it turned into a twisted love triangle, putting Dave and everyone he cared about at risk. Using interviews with those involved – including the law enforcement officers who cracked the case – alongside vivid reenactments that bring viewers into the tension and paranoia of Dave’s four year nightmare, this feature documentary from Curious Films (Running with the Devil) and director Sam Hobkinson (Fear City: New York vs The Mafia), deftly assembles the pieces of a mind-bending true tale of harassment, digital deception, and murder in America’s heartland.
DIRECTOR: Sam Hobkinson
PRODUCER: Sophie Clayton-Payne
PLAYERS (February 14)
New York sportswriter Mack (Gina Rodriguez) has spent years devising successful hook-up “plays” with best friend Adam (Damon Wayans Jr.) and their crew. While it has led to countless one-night stands over the years, following their playbook comes with a strict set of ground rules — chief among them: you can’t build a relationship from a play. When Mack unexpectedly falls for her latest target, charming war correspondent Nick (Tom Ellis), she begins to rethink the game entirely. As the lines between work, fun, friendship, and romance begin to blur, Mack must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps. Also starring Joel Courtney, Augustus Prew, Liza Koshy, Ego Nwodim, and Marin Hinkle, PLAYERS is directed by Trish Sie from a screenplay by Whit Anderson and produced by Ross M. Dinerstein, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, and Ryan Christians.
DIRECTOR: Trish Sie
WRITER: Whit Anderson
PRODUCER: Ross M. Dinerstein, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Ryan Christians
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ross Girard, Sophia Lin, Gina Rodriguez, Molly Breeskin
CAST: Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Joel Courtney, Augustus Prew, Liza Koshy, Ego Nwodim,
Marin Hinkle and Tom Ellis
EINSTEIN AND THE BOMB (February 16)
It’s 1933 and Albert Einstein the most famous scientist in the world is on the run. In fear of his life, he has no choice but to abandon his German homeland, as Hitler seizes power and begins the systematic persecution of the Jewish population. Einstein must find somewhere to hide from the very real threat of Nazi assassins. But where does a global celebrity disappear from view? The answer leads to a wooden hut in a field in Norfolk and the little known story of Einstein’s English hideaway. A time and place that will be a turning point in his life, between Europe and the US, between pacifism and aggression and a moment that will ultimately define his relationship with the most powerful of all inventions – the atom bomb. Using Einstein’s words only – his speeches, letters and interviews – to script his dialogue, this innovative docu-drama from BBC Studios (The Anthrax Attacks, the Emmy winning The Surgeon’s Cut) fuses dramatic sequences with archive footage of Einstein’s life as it unfolds across both world wars, the rise and fall of fascism, the advent of the atomic age. The result is a uniquely insightful and moving portrait of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century and beyond.
DIRECTOR: Anthony Philipson
WRITER: Philip Ralph
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew Cohen, James Van der pool
TYLER PERRY’S MEA CULPA (February 23)
When criminal defense attorney Mea Harper (Kelly Rowland) takes on the murder case of artist Zyair Malloy (Trevante Rhodes), the truth isn’t as obvious as it seems. While she tries to determine the innocence or guilt of her cagy-yet-seductive client, it is uncovered that everyone is guilty of something. Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa explores what happens when burning desire takes hold and things get hot… and dangerous.
DIRECTOR: Tyler Perry
WRITER: Tyler Perry
PRODUCERS: Tyler Perry, Dianne Ashford, Will Areu, Angi Bones, Kelly Rowland
CAST: Kelly Rowland, Trevante Rhodes, Nick Sagar, Sean Sagar, RonReaco Lee, Shannon Thornton
THROUGH MY WINDOW: LOOKING AT YOU (February 23)
After the events of the summer, Ares and Raquel can’t find a way to continue their relationship and decide to go their separate ways. But when they meet again in the winter in Barcelona, the love and desire they feel for each other is undeniable. Will they be able to find a way to get back together?
DIRECTOR: Marçal Forés
WRITERS: Eduard Solá (based on Ariana Godoy characters)
PRODUCER: Adrián Guerra, Núria Valls
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aron Levitz, Lindsay Ramey, Carla Zeller
KEY CAST: Clara Galle, Julio Peña
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
CODE 8 PART II (February 28)
In a world where 4% of the population are born with abnormal powers and heavily policed by high-tech robotics, an ex-con teams up with the drug lord he despises to protect a young girl from a corrupt police sergeant.
DIRECTOR: Jeff Chan
WRITER: Jeff Chan, Chris Paré
PRODUCERS: Jeff Chan, Chris Paré, Steve Hoban, Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mark Smith
KEY CAST: Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Alex Mallari Jr., Sirena Gulamgaus, Jean Yoon, Aaron Abrams
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
SPACEMAN (March 1; in select theaters February 23)
Six months into a solitary research mission to the edge of the solar system, an astronaut, Jakub (Adam Sandler), realizes that the marriage he left behind might not be waiting for him when he returns to Earth. Desperate to fix things with his wife, Lenka (Carey Mulligan), he is helped by a mysterious creature from the beginning of time he finds hiding in the bowels of his ship. Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano) works with Jakub to make sense of what went wrong before it is too late. Directed by Johan Renck and based on the novel Spaceman of Bohemia, the film also stars Kunal Nayyar, Lena Olin, and Isabella Rossellini.
DIRECTOR: Johan Renck
WRITER: Colby Day
BASED ON THE BOOK: Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař
PRODUCERS: Michael Parets, p.g.a, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Tim Headington, Lia Buman,
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Johan Renck, Ben Ormand, Barry Bernardi, Jaroslav Kalfař
CAST: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Kunal Nayyar, Lena Olin, with Isabella Rossellini and Paul Dano
DAMSEL (March 8)
A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive.
DIRECTOR: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
WRITER: Dan Mazeau
PRODUCERS: Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Chris Castaldi
CO-PRODUCER: Emily Wolfe
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Sue Baden-Powell, Zack Roth, Millie Bobby Brown, Robert Brown, Dan Mazeau, Mark Bomback
CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, with Angela Bassett
and Robin Wright
IRISH WISH (March 15)
When the love of her life gets engaged to her best-friend, Maddie puts her feelings aside to be a bridesmaid at their wedding in Ireland. Days before the pair are set to marry, Maddie makes a spontaneous wish for true love, only to wake up as the bride-to-be. With her dream seeming to come true, Maddie soon realizes that her real soulmate is someone else entirely.
DIRECTOR: Janeen Damian
WRITER: Kirsten Hansen
PRODUCERS: Brad Krevoy, Michael Damian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Amanda Phillips, James Townsend, Janeen Damian, Galen Fletcher, Steve Berman, Bryan Bordon, Kirsten Hansen, Bader Shammas, Lindsay Lohan
CAST: Lindsay Lohan, Ed Speleers, Alexander Vlahos, Ayesha Curry, Elizabeth Tan, Jacinta Mulcahy, Jane Seymour
SHIRLEY (March 22)
SHIRLEY tells the story of the first Black congresswoman and political icon, Shirley Chisholm, and her trailblazing run for president of the U.S. It chronicles her audacious, boundary-breaking 1972 presidential campaign.
DIRECTOR: John Ridley
WRITER: John Ridley
PRODUCERS: Regina King and Reina King, Anikah McLaren and Elizabeth Haggard, John Ridley
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jeff Skoll and Ted Gidlow
CAST: Regina King, Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, Brad James, Reina King with André Holland and Terrence Howard
THE CASAGRANDES MOVIE (March 22)
After a surprise family trip to Mexico derails Ronnie Anne’s birthday plans, she is determined to prove that she’s old enough to do her own thing – even if it means confronting an ancient preteen demigod whose angst has apocalyptic potential!
DIRECTOR: Miguel Puga
WRITERS: Tony Gama-Lobo & Rebecca May, Lalo Alcaraz & Rosemary Contreras
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Rubiner
CAST: Izabella Alvarez, Sumalee Montano, Paulina Chávez, Angélica Aragón, Sonia Manzano, Kate del Castillo, Cristo Fernández
PRODUCED BY: Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc.
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (March 29)
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME follows a team of English homeless footballers, led by their coach Mal (Bill Nighy), who travel from London to Rome to compete in a global annual football tournament – The Homeless World Cup. At the last minute they decide to bring with them a talented striker VINNY (Micheal Ward), but he must confront his own issues and once-promising past, in order to help the team win the cup and move on with his own life. In Rome just as in life, everything’s to play for.
DIRECTED BY: Thea Sharrock (Me Before You, Wicked Little Letters)
WRITTEN BY: Frank Cottrell Boyce
PRODUCERS: Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin & Ben Knight with Anita Overland and Colin Farrell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Diarmuid McKeown, Claudine Farrell and Ollie Madden and Daniel Battsek for Film4
CAST: Bill Nighy (Living, About Time), Micheal Ward (Empire of Light, The Book of Clarence), Susan Wokoma, Callum Scott Howells, Kit Young (Shadow and Bone, upcoming FX series, Alien), Sheyi Cole, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Robin Nazari, Aoi Okuyama, Cristina Rodlo, Tadashi Watanabe, Kazuhiro Muroyama and Valeria Golino
WOODY WOODPECKER GOES TO CAMP (April 12)
After getting kicked out of the forest, Woody thinks he’s found a forever home at Camp Woo Hoo — until an inspector threatens to shut down the camp.
Based on the character “Woody Woodpecker” created by Walter Lantz.
DIRECTOR / EP: Jon Rosenbaum
SCREENPLAY BY: Cory Edwards, Jim Martin, and Stephen Mazur
STORY BY: Stephen Mazur and Cory Edwards
PRODUCER: Jon Kuyper
STUDIO: Universal 1440 Entertainment
CAST: Eric Bauza
REBEL MOON – PART TWO: THE SCARGIVER (April 19)
The pic continues the epic saga of Kora and the surviving warriors as they prepare to sacrifice everything, fighting alongside the brave people of Veldt, to defend a once peaceful village, a newfound homeland for those who have lost their own in the fight against the Motherworld. On the eve of their battle the warriors must face the truths of their own pasts, each revealing why they fight. As the full force of the Realm bears down on the burgeoning rebellion, unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge, and legends are made.
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder
WRITERS: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Shay Hatten
PRODUCERS: Deborah Snyder, Eric Newman, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bergen Swanson, Sarah Bowen, Shay Hatten, Kurt Johnstad
KEY CAST: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of ‘Jimmy’. Also starring Staz Nair, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Stuart Martin, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Alfonso Herrera, Cary Elwes, Rhian Rees, E. Duffy, Sky Yang, Charlotte Maggi, Ray Fisher
UNFROSTED: THE POP-TART STORY (May 3)
Michigan, 1963. Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast. A tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar, and menacing milkmen, UNFROSTED stars Jerry Seinfeld in his directorial debut.
DIRECTOR: Jerry Seinfeld
WRITERS: Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Andy Robin & Barry Marder
PRODUCERS: Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Beau Bauman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andy Robin, Barry Marder, Cherylanne Martin
CAST: Jerry Seinfeld, Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant, Max Greenfield,
Christian Slater, Bill Burr, Daniel Levy, James Marsden, Jack McBrayer, Thomas Lennon, Bobby Moynihan, Adrian Martinez, Sarah Cooper, Fred Armisen
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE (May 9)
Lana’s daughter Emma returns from abroad and drops a bombshell: she’s getting married. In Thailand. In a month! Things only get worse when Lana learns that the man who captured Emma’s heart is the son of the man who broke hers years ago.
DIRECTOR: Mark Waters
WRITER: Robin Bernheim
PRODUCER: Brad Krevoy
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Amanda Phillips, Robin Bernheim, Jimmy Townsend and Galen Fletcher
CAST: Brooke Shields, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt, Rachael Harris, Sean Teale, Chad Michael Murray
ALSO STARRING: Michael McDonald, Wilson Cruz, Tasneem Roc, Dalip Sondhi.
THELMA THE UNICORN (May 17)
Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamourous music star. In a pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom. But this new life of fame comes at a cost. Thelma the Unicorn is a quirky, hilarious, and heartfelt ride from directors Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Lynn Wang (Unikitty!).
DIRECTORS: Jared Hess and Lynn Wang
PRODUCER: Pam Coats
WRITERS: Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY: Aaron Blabey
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aaron Blabey, Patrick Hughes
MUSIC BY: John Powell
CAST: Brittany Howard, Will Forte, Jemaine Clement, Edi Patterson, Maliaka Mitchell, Ally Dixon, Fred Armisen, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Heder
HIT MAN (June 7)
Inspired by an unbelievable true story, a strait-laced professor discovers he has a hidden talent as a fake hit man. He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities. Netflix got this one from last year’s TIFF.
DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
WRITER: Richard Linklater & Glen Powell
*Based on the Texas Monthly Article by Skip Hollandsworth
PRODUCERS: Mike Blizzard, Richard Linklater, Glen Powell, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Stuart Ford, Zach Garrett, Miguel A. Palos, Jr., Shivani Rawat, Julie Goldstein, Vicky Patel, Steve Barnett, Alan Powell, John Sloss, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt
CAST: Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard, Evan Holtzman
BEVERLY HILLS COP: AXEL F (July 3)
Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.
DIRECTOR: Mark Molloy
BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY: Danilo Bach and Daniel Petrie, Jr.
STORY BY: Will Beall
SCREENPLAY BY: Will Beall And Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten
PRODUCERS: Jerry Bruckheimer, p.g.a., Eddie Murphy, p.g.a., Chad Oman, p.g.a.
CO PRODUCER: Melissa Reid
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ray Angelic, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
KEY CAST: Eddie Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Kevin Bacon
THE UNION (August 16)
Mike (Mark Wahlberg), a down-to-earth construction worker from Jersey, is quickly thrust into the world of super spies and secret agents when his high school sweetheart Roxanne (Halle Berry) recruits him on a high-stakes US intelligence mission.
DIRECTOR: Julian Farino
WRITERS: Joe Barton, David Guggenheim
PRODUCERS: Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Jeff Waxman
CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Halle Berry, Mike Colter, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica De Gouw, Alice Lee, Jackie Earle Haley and J.K. Simmons
TRIGGER WARNING (Summer)
A skilled Special Forces commando (Jessica Alba) takes ownership of her father’s bar after he suddenly dies, and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown.
DIRECTOR: Mouly Surya
WRITER: John Brancato & Josh Olson and Halley Gross
PRODUCER: Erica Lee, Basil Iwanyk, Esther Hornstein
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jeanette Volturno, Jason Clark, Jonathan Fuhrman, Jessica Alba, Daniel Jason Heffner, John Brancato, Josh Olson
CAST: Jessica Alba, Mark Webber, Tone Bell, Jake Weary, Gabriel Basso and Anthony Michael Hall.
Also starring Kaiwi Lyman, Hari Dhillon
Dates to be announced:
Atlas Shepherd (Jennifer Lopez), a brilliant but misanthropic data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence, joins a mission to capture a renegade robot with whom she shares a mysterious past. But when plans go awry, her only hope of saving the future of humanity from AI is to trust it.
DIRECTOR: Brad Peyton
WRITERS: Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite
PRODUCERS: Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson for ASAP Entertainment; Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for
Safehouse Pictures; Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina for Nuyorican Productions; and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti/Schechter Films
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Samson Mücke, Michael Riley McGrath
KEY CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, Gregory J. Cohan, Abraham Popoola, Lana Parrilla
and Mark Strong
BACK IN ACTION
Years after giving up life as CIA spies to start a family, Emily and Matt find themselves dragged back into the world of espionage when their cover is blown.
DIRECTOR: Seth Gordon
WRITERS: Seth Gordon and Brendan O’Brien
PRODUCERS: Jenno Topping, Peter Chernin and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett for Chernin Entertainment; Beau Bauman for Good One Productions; Seth Gordon for Exhibit A
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner, Brendan O’Brien, Tim Lewis
KEY CAST: Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Kyle Chandler, Glenn Close, Andrew Scott, Jamie Demetriou, McKenna Roberts, Rylan Jackson
BLAME THE GAME
A young man meets his new girlfriend’s friends for the first time at their regular game night, putting him under pressure to make a good impression. But then suddenly, her ex shows up as well.
DIRECTOR: Marco Petry
WRITERS: Claudius Pläging, Andrej Sorin
PRODUCER: Max Wiedemann, Quirin Berg, Marcus Welke, Hannah Leuze
CAST: Anna Maria Mühe, Janina Uhse, Dennis Mojen, Edin Hasanovic, Axel Stein, Stephan Luca, Taneshia Abt, Maximilian Meyer-Bretschneider, Bernd Hölscher
Amblin’s first movie under their Amblin deal. A young TSA agent fights to outsmart a mysterious traveler who blackmails him into letting a dangerous package slip onto a Christmas Eve flight.
DIRECTOR: Jaume Collet-Serra
WRITERS: TJ Fixman, Michael Green
PRODUCER: Dylan Clark
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Holly Bario, Brian Williams, Jaume Collet-Serra, Seth William Meier, Scott Greenberg
CAST: Taron Egerton, Jason Bateman, Sofia Carson, Danielle Deadwyler, Sinqua Walls, Logan Marshall-Green, Theo Rossi, Josh Brener, Dean Norris
A FAMILY AFFAIR
A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman (Joey King), her mother (Nicole Kidman) and her movie star boss (Zac Efron) as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.
DIRECTOR: Richard LaGravenese
WRITER: Carrie Solomon
PRODUCERS: Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michelle Morrissey, Alyssa Altman, Carrie Solomon
CAST: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy, Kathy Bates
After discovering a mysterious card game, a family is thrust back in time to a medieval village where they must fend off dangerous werewolves each night.
DIRECTOR: François Uzan
WRITER: François Uzan
BASED ON THE GAME: Werewolves of Millers Hollow
PRODUCER: Clement Miserez
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: David Giordano
KEY CAST: Franck Dubosc, Jean Reno, Suzanne Clement
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
After losing everything, Ferry retired for a life below the radar, far away from Brabant. On the surface, he seems to be doing well, surrounded by superficial contacts. But deep down, his inner voice haunts him, preventing true happiness. Ferry’s past is filled with violence, lies, and a trail of betrayal. He battles with his conscience while trying to keep a low profile. Why would our tough yet charming drug lord come out of retirement for one last trick..?
DIRECTOR: Wannes Destoop
WRITERS: Tibbe van Hoof, Geerard Van de Walle
PRODUCER: Pieter Van Huyck
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ivy Vanhaecke, Pieter Van Huyck
KEY CAST: Frank Lammers (Ferry Bouman), Huub Smit (Dennis)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Belgium
GUT CHECK: THE SECRET SCIENCE OF EATING
Documentary. Eating literally makes us human. It gives our bodies nutrients, which they convert into energy, which moves our limbs and powers our minds. Along with sleeping and breathing, it’s the most important thing we do everyday. So then why isn’t eating simple like breathing and sleeping? Instead it’s a minefield of fear, myth, and expectation.
DIRECTOR: Anjali Nayar
HEART OF THE HUNTER
A spy thriller film based on the acclaimed novel by Deon Meyer, Heart of The Hunter is a story about Zuko Kumalo who’s on the run from the Presidential Intelligence Agency (PIA) across the expanse of Southern Africa. Because Zuko – on a stolen motorbike – is racing towards information that could bring down the government. The PIA thinks Zuko is easy prey. A simple man, a labourer. They don’t know about his past. There will be hell to pay.
DIRECTOR: Mandla Dube
WRITER: Deon Meyer and Willem Grobler
BASED ON THE BOOK: Heart of the Hunter by Deon Meyer
PRODUCERS: Cobus Van Den Berg, Tim Theron, Tracey Lange, Jorrie Van Der Walt,Deon Meyer
CAST: Bonko Khoza, Connie Ferguson; Tim Theron, Masasa Mbangeni,Boleng Bogotsi, Nicole Fortuin,
Milan Murray, Sisanda Henna, Deon Coetzee, Wanda Banda with Connie Chiume and Peter Butler
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Africa
HIS THREE DAUGHTERS
A tense, captivating, and touching portrait of family dynamics starring Carrie Coon, Elizabeth Olsen, and Natasha Lyonne as sisters who converge after their father’s health declines.
DIRECTOR: Azazel Jacobs
WRITER: Azazel Jacobs
PRODUCERS: Azazel Jacobs, Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery, Lia Buman, Marc Marrie, Mal Ward, Matt
Aselton, Tim Headington, Jack Selby, Diaz Jacobs
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Elizabeth Olsen, Carrie Coon, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Maya Rudolph, Peter Friedland, Neil Shah, Sophia Lin
KEY CAST: Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Olsen, Carrie Coon
Four freshmen (Mason Thames, Bardia Seiri, Ramon Reed, and Raphael Alejandro) navigate the terrors of adolescence at their first-ever party.
DIRECTOR: Dave Chernin, John Chernin
WRITER: Dave Chernin, John Chernin
PRODUCER: Nicholas Stoller and Conor Welch for Stoller Global Solutions; Todd Garner, Peter Principato, Ben Silverman and Mark Korshak for Artists Road and Peter Oillataguerre
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Caroline James and Noah Nusinow
KEY CAST: Mason Thames, Bobby Cannavale, Kaitlin Olson, Scott MacArthur, Raphael Alejandro, Isabella
Ferreira, Ali Gallo, Loren Gray, Ramon Reed and Bardia Seiri
Documentary. Mats Steen, a Norwegian gamer, died of a degenerative muscular disease at the age of 25. His parents mourned what they thought had been a lonely and isolated life, when they started receiving messages from online friends around the world.
DIRECTOR: Benjamin Ree (The Painter and the Thief)
PRODUCER: Ingvil Giske for Medieoperatørene in co-production with Norway’s VGTV
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Norway
IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE
A pre-wedding party descends into an existential nightmare when an estranged friend shows up with a mysterious suitcase. Netflix recently picked up this movie from Sundance for $17M as Deadline first told you.
DIRECTOR: Greg Jardin
WRITER: Greg Jardin
PRODUCER: William Rosenfeld, Kate Andrews, Jason Baum, Raúl Domingo
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Colman Domingo, Ulf Ek, Robert Kapp
KEY CAST: Brittany O’Grady, James Morosini, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Devon Terrell, Gavin Leatherwood,
Reina Hardesty, Nina Bloomgarden, David Thompson
Joy tells the remarkable true story behind the ground-breaking birth of Louise Joy Brown in 1978, the world’s first ‘test-tube- baby’, and the tireless 10-year journey to make it possible. Told through the perspective of Jean Purdy, a young nurse and embryologist, who joined forces with scientist Robert Edwards and surgeon Patrick Steptoe to unlock the puzzle of infertility by pioneering in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The film celebrates the power of perseverance and the wonders of science as it follows this maverick trio of visionaries who overcame tremendous odds and opposition to realise their dream, and in doing so allowed millions of people to dream with them.
DIRECTOR: Ben Taylor
WRITER: Screenplay by Jack Thorne, story by Jack Thorne and Rachel Mason
PRODUCERS: Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey from Wildgaze
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Cameron McCracken
CAST: Thomasin McKenzie, James Norton, and Bill Nighy
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
A reclusive novelist arrives at a prestigious writer’s retreat in Morocco, hoping the remote setting will unlock her writer’s block. While there, she meets a young man — what starts as an acquaintanceship evolves into an intoxicating, life-altering love affair.
DIRECTOR: Susannah Grant
WRITER: Susannah Grant
PRODUCERS: Liza Chasin, Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman
CAST: Laura Dern, Liam Hemsworth, Diana Silvers
MEET ME NEXT CHRISTMAS
In pursuit of a fairytale romance with the man of her dreams, Layla must race through New York City to get her hands on the hottest ticket in town: the sold out Pentatonix Christmas Eve Concert.
DIRECTOR: Rusty Cundieff
WRITERS: Camilla Rubis and Molly Haldeman
PRODUCER: Mark Roberts
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Lythgoe, Matt Code, Christina Milian
CAST: Christina Milian, Devale Ellis, Kofi Siriboe, Tymika Tafari, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, Matt Sallee, Kalen Allen, Nikki Duval, Wesley French
MOUNTAIN QUEEN: THE SUMMITS OF LHAKPA SHERPA
Lhakpa Sherpa was the first Nepali woman to completely summit and survive Mount Everest. For anyone else, that might be the greatest challenge and achievement of their life. For the unforgettable Lhakpa — the funny, no-nonsense, and fiercely determined subject of this extraordinary documentary — it was just the start.
DIRECTOR: Lucy Walker
PRODUCER: Charlie Corwin, Michael D. Ratner, Miranda Sherman, Dalia Burde and Christopher Newman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Sidney Kimmel, Brian Kornreich, Jo Henriquez, Scott Ratner, Amani King, and Lucy Walker
OUR LITTLE SECRET
Two resentful exes are forced to spend Christmas under the same roof after discovering that their current partners are siblings.
DIRECTOR: Stephen Herek
WRITER: Hailey DeDominicis
PRODUCERS: Mike Elliott and Lisa Gooding
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joseph P. Genier
CAST: Lindsay Lohan, Kristin Chenoweth, Ian Harding, Jon Rudnitsky, Chris Parnell, Tim Meadows, Dan Bucatinsky, Henry Czerny, Katie Baker, Ash Santos, Jake Brennan, Brian Unger
Based on the acclaimed novel by Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo tells the story of Juan Preciado who returns to Comala after his mother’s death in an attempt to find his long-lost father.
DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Prieto
WRITER: Mateo Gil
PRODUCERS: Stacy Perskie and Rafael Ley
CAST: Manuel García-Rulfo & Tenoch Huerta, Ilse Salas, Mayra Batalla, Héctor Kotsifakis, Roberto Sosa,
Dolores Heredia, Giovanna Zacarías, Noé Hernández and Yoshira Escárrega
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico
Documentary. Driven to contain threats to social order, American policing has exploded in scope and scale over hundreds of years. Now, it can be described by one word: power.
DIRECTOR: Yance Ford
WRITERS: Yance Ford, Ian Olds
PRODUCERS: Sweta Vohra, Jess Devaney, Yance Ford, Netsanet Negussie
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Anya Rous, Dan Cogan, Jon Bardin, Liz Garbus
In the heart of Chuska, New Mexico, the Chuska Warriors, a high school basketball team rich in Native American heritage, face their greatest challenge. After the loss of their star player, the team must unite like never before to keep their dreams of a state championship alive. This is more than just a game; it’s a journey of resilience and unity, a true underdog story deeply rooted in Native American culture and spirit. Inspired by the celebrated novel ‘Canyon Dreams’ by Michael Powell and the groundbreaking New York Times articles that laid its foundation.
DIRECTOR: Sydney Freeland
WRITERS: Sydney Freeland & Sterlin Harjo
PRODUCERS: Maurício Mota and Katie Elmore Mota for Wise Entertainment; Spencer Beighley,
Jamal Henderson and LeBron James for The SpringHill Company; and Nancy Utley
for Lake Ellyn Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for Chernin Entertainment; Maverick Carter for
The SpringHill Company; Sydney Freeland and Sterlin Harjo
CAST: Jessica Matten, Julia Jones, Amber Midthunder, Kiowa Gordon, Dallas Goldtooth, Cody Lightning, Ernest Tsosie and introducing Kauchani Bratt, along with newcomers Devin Sampson-Craig, River Rayne Thomas, Jojo Jackson, Avery Hale, Hunter Redhorse Arthur, Henry Wilson Jr, Jaren K. Robledo, Damian Henry Castellane, Kusem Goodwin, and Zoey Reyes
SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM: THE SANDY CHEEKS MOVIE
When Bikini Bottom and all its denizens are suddenly scooped out of the ocean, Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob SquarePants journey to Texas to save the town from a villainous plot.
DIRECTOR: Liza Johnson
TELEPLAY BY: Kaz and Tom Stern
STORY BY: Kaz
Based on the Series SpongeBob SquarePants Created by Stephen Hillenburg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller
ANIMATION SUPERVISOR: Piero Piluso
MUSIC BY: Moniker
MUSIC SUPERVISOR: Karyn Rachtman
CAST: Carolyn Lawrence, Tom Kenny, Wanda Sykes, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence,
Rodger Bumpass, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, Grey DeLisle, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Matty Cardarople
An hour of television can change everything. Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper, and Rufus Sewell star in this behind-the-scenes account of Prince Andrew’s infamous Newsnight interview, revealing the story of the women who secured the scoop of the decade.
DIRECTOR: Philip Martin
WRITER: Peter Moffatt & Geoff Bussetil
PRODUCERS: Hilary Salmon & Radford Neville for The Lighthouse Film & Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Sam McAlister, Sanjay Singhal for Voltage TV
CAST: Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper, and Rufus Sewell
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
SIX TRIPLE EIGHT
Six Triple Eight tells the inspiring true story of the incredible and brave women of the first and only Women’s Army Corps unit of color to be stationed overseas during World War II.
DIRECTOR: Tyler Perry
WRITER: Tyler Perry
BASED ON THE ARTICLE BY: Kevin M. Hymel
PRODUCERS: Tyler Perry, Nicole Avant, Keri Selig, Carlota Espinosa, Angi Bones, Tony Strickland
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Peter Guber, Kerry Washington
CAST: Kerry Washington, Ebony Obsidian, Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Shanice Shantay, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga, Moriah Brown, Jeanté Godlock, Jay Reeves, Jeffery Johnson, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Donna Biscoe, Gregg Sulkin, Scott Daniel Johnson, Dean Norris, Sam Waterston, Susan Sarandon, Oprah Winfrey
Spellbound follows the adventures of Ellian, the tenacious young daughter of the rulers of Lumbria who must go on a daring quest to save her family and kingdom after a mysterious spell transforms her parents into monsters. Spellbound is directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek) with original score from EGOT-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Tangled). A Netflix Film from Skydance Animation,Spellbound boasts an all-star voice cast led by Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Jenifer Lewis, Nathan Lane, and Tituss Burgess. Spellbound is written by Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin and Julia Miranda and produced by John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bruce Anderson for Skydance Animation.
DIRECTOR: Vicky Jenson
WRITER: Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin and Julia Miranda
PRODUCERS: John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bruce Anderson for Skydance Animation
VOICE CAST: Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Jenifer Lewis, Nathan Lane, and Tituss Burgess.
When Ebony Jackson, a struggling single mom, moves her mother and children into a new home, strange occurrences begin to happen, and child protective services suspects Ebony of child abuse. But when these occurrences reveal to be demonic, Ebony not only has to battle the system for her children, but she soon finds herself in a spiritual battle against a demon for her faith, her life, and for the souls of her children. Inspired by a true story.
DIRECTOR: Lee Daniels
CAST:Andra Day, Glenn Close, Mo’nique, Anthony B. Jenkins, Miss Lawrence, Demi Singleton, Tasha Smith, Isaiah Washington, With Omar Epps, Caleb Mclaughlin, And Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor
Studio Ponoc’s The Imaginary portrays the depths of humanity and creativity through the eyes of young Amanda and her imaginary companion, Rudger. Their fantastical adventures launched from her attic, lead them to discover a magical world of creatures and places never before seen until a sinister force threatens to destroy their imaginary world and the friendship within it. Directed by renowned animator Yoshiyuki Momose (Spirited Away, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), The Imaginary is an unforgettable adventure of love, loss, and the healing power of imagination.
DIRECTOR: Yoshiyuki Momose (Modest Heroes, Tomorrow’s Leaves)
PRODUCERS: Two-time Academy Award nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The
Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There)
THE PIANO LESSON
Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household and an heirloom, the family piano, which documents the family history through carvings made by their enslaved ancestor.
DIRECTOR: Malcolm Washington
WRITERS: Virgil Williams, Malcolm Washington
BASED ON THE PLAY: ‘The Piano Lesson’ by August Wilson
PRODUCERS: Denzel Washington, Todd Black
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Constanza Romero, Jennifer Roth, Katia Washington
CAST: Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler, Michael Potts, Corey Hawkins, Erykah Badu
THE PLATFORM 2
Do you think you can enforce justice in the hell of The Platform? And if you try, who’s going to enforce it?
DIRECTOR: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
WRITERS: David Desola, Egoitz Moreno, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, Pedro Rivero
PRODUCERS: Carlos Júarez, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, Raquel Perea
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jon Sangroniz
CAST: Milena Smit, Hovik Keuchkerian
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
THE SHADOW STRAYS
Codename 13, a 17-year-old trained assassin is under suspension because of a sloppy mission in Japan. The girl built a conscience when she met Monji, an 11 year old boy who lost his mother to a crime syndicate. When Monji is captured, 13 is hellbent on setting a path of destruction to rescue the boy, including going against her mentor and the organization who hires her, the Shadow.
DIRECTOR: Timo Tjahjanto
WRITER: Timo Tjahjanto
PRODUCER: Wicky V. Olindo, Timo Tjahjanto
CO-PRODUCER: Daiwanne P. Ralie
KEY CAST: Aurora Ribero, Hana Malasan, Ali Fikry
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Indonesia
THE TEARSMITHWithin the walls of the Grave, the orphanage where Nica grew up, a legend has always been told: that of the maker of tears, a mysterious craftsman, guilty of crafting all the fears and anxieties that inhabit the hearts of men. But at seventeen years old, the time has come for Nica to leave fairy tales behind. Her biggest dream is about to come true. Mr and Mrs Milligan have started the adoption process and are ready to give her the family she has always wanted. In her new home, however, Nica is not alone. Along with her, Rigel, a restless and mysterious orphan, the last person in the world Nica would want as an adoptive brother, is also taken from the Grave. Rigel is intelligent, smart, plays the piano like an enchanting demon and has a beauty that can enchant, but his angelic appearance conceals a dark nature. Even though Nica and Rigel are united by a common past of pain and hardship, living together seems impossible, but kindness and anger are two different ways of fighting pain to stay alive and to conceal the emotions that devastate their hearts, becoming for each other that tears-maker of legend. To the maker of tears you cannot lie: and they will have to find the courage to accept that desperate force that attracts them towards each other called love.
DIRECTOR: Alessandro Genovesi
WRITERS: Eleonora Fiorini and Alessandro Genovesi
INSPIRED BY THE BOOK: The Tearsmith by Erin Doom
PRODUCED BY: A Colorado Film Production, produced by Alessandro Usai and Iginio Straffi
KEY CAST: Caterina Ferioli, Simone Baldasseroni (Biondo), Nicky Passarella e Alessandro Bedetti
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
Based on the charming trilogy of children’s books by beloved multi award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually, Yesterday), That Christmas follows a series of entwined tales about family and friends, love and loneliness, and Santa Claus making a big mistake, not to mention an enormous number of turkeys! This heartwarming comedy from Locksmith Animation marks Curtis’ first foray into animation, serving as the film’s writer and executive producer, and also the feature directorial debut of renowned animation veteran Simon Otto (Love, Death & Robots, How to Train Your Dragon films). Nicole P. Hearon (Moana, Frozen) and Adam Tandy (The Thick of It, Detectorists) are producers.
DIRECTOR: Simon Otto
PRODUCER: Nicole P. Hearon, Adam Tandy
WRITER: Richard Curtis, Peter Souter
COMPOSER: John Powell
A teenage girl travels back to the early 2000s to stop a vicious killer from murdering her sister.
DIRECTOR: Hannah Macpherson
WRITERS: Michael Kennedy and Hannah Macpherson
STORY BY: Michael Kennedy
PRODUCERS: Matt Kaplan, Christopher Landon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Christopher Foss, Matthew Janzen, Max Siemers, Aubrey Bendix
KEY CAST: Madison Bailey, Antonia Gentry, Michael Shanks and Griffin Gluck. Also starring Rachael
Crawford, Jordan Pettle, Megan Best, Samuel Braun, Sydney Sabiston, Kataem O’Connor
When Tokyo is threatened by rising monster attacks, an all-star athlete reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman, discovering that his greatest challenge isn’t fighting giant monsters- it’s raising one.
DIRECTOR: Shannon Tindle
CO-DIRECTOR: John Aoshima
WRITER: Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes
PRODUCERS: Tom Knott, Lisa Poole
CAST: Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young, Julia Harriman
In a futuristic world that imposes a cosmetic surgery at 16, Tally is eager for her turn to join the rest of society. But when a friend runs away, Tally embarks on a journey to save her that upends everything she thought she wanted.
BASED ON THE BOOK: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
SCREENWRITERS: Jacob Forman, Vanessa Taylor, and Whit Anderson
PRODUCER: John Davis, Jordan Davis, Robyn Meisinger, McG, Mary Viola
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joey King, Jamie King, Scott Westerfeld, John Fox, Jenny Hinkey
CAST: Joey King, Keith Powers, Chase Stokes, Brianne Tju, Jan Luis, Charmin Lee and Laverne Cox
Set in the Joseon era, during a tumultuous time in the aftermaths of war, Uprising takes viewers on a gripping journey through the lives of two childhood friends turned adversaries: a slave with remarkable martial prowess who struggles to break free from an unjust servitude and his master and scion of Joseon’s most influential military family. The film is produced and co-written by Park Chan-wook of Decision to Leave and Old Boy.
DIRECTOR: Kim Sang-man
WRITER: Shin Chul, Park Chan-wook
PRODUCED BY: Park Chan-wook, Yoon Sukchan, and Back Jisun
CAST: Gang Dong-won, Park Jeong-min, Cha Seung-won, Kim Shin-rock, Jin Sun-kyu, Jung Sung-ill
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Korea
WHAT JENNIFER DID
Documentary. The police receive a 911 call from a young woman – her family’s home has been broken into and her parents have been shot. But midway through the call – her father groans, and survives. Told through interrogation room footage and by the detectives who uncovered the truth; this documentary pieces together, minute by minute, how a dutiful daughter’s account of her family’s kidnap falls apart.
DIRECTOR: Jenny Popplewell
WOMAN OF THE HOUR
The stranger-than-fiction story of an aspiring actress in 1970s Los Angeles and a serial killer in the midst of a years-long murder spree, whose lives intersect when they’re cast on an episode of The Dating Game. Netflix picked this title up at last year’s TIFF.
DIRECTOR: Anna Kendrick
WRITTEN BY: Ian Mcdonald
PRODUCERS: Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, J.D. Lifshitz, Raphael Margules
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Stuart Ford, Zach Garrett, Miguel A. Palos, Jr., Anna Kendrick, Ian Mcdonald, Joe
Penna, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Paul Barbeau, Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Andrew Deane, Stephen Crawford
CO-PRODUCERS: Lorelle Lynch, Chris Abernathy, Tracy Rosenblum
CAST: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Zovatto, Tony Hale, Nicolette Robinson, Pete Holmes, Autumn Best, Kathryn Gallagher, Kelley Jakle