Netflix has laid out its film programming for 2023, with new features from David Fincher (The Killer), Zack Snyder (Rebel Moon), David Yates (Pain Hustlers), Sam Esmail (Leave The World Behind). With 49 films set for release this year, you can expect almost one major film a week from the production company/streamer.
“It’s vintage Fincher, just from the title alone it’s right in the lane that you want to see him in,” Netflix’s Ori Marmur tells Variety of The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender. “I don’t want to give too much away. I don’t want David to come in and kill me.”
Another major release coming in at the end of 2023 is Zack Snyder’s two-part sci-fi epic Rebel Moon, starring Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, and Anthony Hopkins.
“Zack came in with so much passion,” Marmur says. “This is a film that he’s had in mind for decades. As you know, he’s spent so much time working on other people’s IP at other studios. We worked with him on Army Of The Dead and we did things that others couldn’t do.”
“With Rebel Moon, he wanted to push the envelope again,” he continues. “When we saw how big the world he created was, we thought it would be better served as two pieces versus one film. It’s the kind of story that can continue to grow. He thinks of it as his take on making something like Star Wars.”
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Netflix kicked off its 2023 film slate with the release of Dog Gone, a Rob Lowe-led film about a man searching for his beloved missing dog, Gonker. Gonker! Also arriving in January are the Korean sci-fi thriller JUNG_E, from Train To Busan’s Yeon Sang-ho, as well as the star-studded You People, featuring Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Eddie Murphy.
The streamer has several projects from its regular actors releasing this year, including Gal Gadot (Heart Of Stone), Adam Sandler, and Millie Bobby Brown. Sandler’s fruitful deal with Netflix continues with the release of Murder Mystery 2 (starring Jennifer Aniston), Leo, and Spaceman. Stepping out of Stranger Things, Brown will lead Damsel as a young woman who finds herself recruited as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt owed by her prince-to-be’s family.
In the realm of the rom-com, Netflix has the forthcoming Your Place Or Mine, starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, as well as A Family Affair, featuring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King. There’s so much more going on this year, with Dev Patel’s directorial debut (Monkey Man), and films starring Chris Evans, David Harbour, Idris Elba, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth, Gabrielle Union, John Boyega, Julia Roberts, Haley Lu Richardson, just to name a few.
Not to mention, there are several expected 2023 features that have not received official release dates—the most important of those being the Chicken Run sequel, Dawn Of The Nugget. Yes, there are also the Bradley Cooper-helmed Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro and Wes Anderson’s adaptation of a few Roald Dahl stories, but those pale in comparison to Dawn Of The Nugget. Nick Park has returned to direct the long-awaited follow-up film, which stars Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Imelda Staunton, and The Last Of Us’ Bella Ramsey.
Here’s the full rundown of Netflix’s 2023 film roster, via Deadline:
DOG GONE (currently streaming)
After a young man and his beloved dog are separated on the Appalachian Trail, he and his father must begin a desperate search to find him before it’s too late. Based on an incredible true story of humanity and everyday heroism.
BASED ON THE BOOK: Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home by Pauls Toutonghi
DIRECTOR: Stephen Herek
WRITER: Nick Santora
CAST: Rob Lowe, Johnny Berchtold, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Nick Peine
JUNG_E [Non-English title] (January 20)
In 2194, a civil war among those who survived the Earth’s catastrophe breaks out. A war heroine Major Jung-e goes into a coma after a serious injury, and her family is forced to donate her brain data to ‘Next Generation Lab’. Next Generation Lab uses Jung-e’s data to make an AI robot, and using that robot, the lab continues to conduct war simulation. During the simulation, Seo-hyun, daughter of Jung-e, participating as the robot research team leader, learns her mother’s secret through repeated experiments.
DIRECTOR: Yeon Sang-ho
WRITER: Yeon Sang-ho
CAST: Kim Hyun-joo
YOU PEOPLE (January 27)
When a rideshare mix-up in LA brings Ezra Cohen (Jonah Hill) and Amira Mohammed (Lauren London) together, the two find themselves connecting over a shared love of streetwear and music. As they fall in love, their relationship is tested by their respective families: Ezra’s progressive and semi-woke parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) and Amira’s unyielding yet concerned parents (Eddie Murphy and Nia Long) who inject themselves into their lives mercilessly. Kenya Barris’ feature film directorial debut is a modern love story set amidst clashing cultures and interfaith relationships.
DIRECTOR: Kenya Barris
WRITERS: Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris
CAST: Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Sam Jay, Elliott Gould, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Rhea Perlman, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Mike Epps, Emily Arlook, Alani La La Anthony, Bryan Greenberg with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy
PAMELA, A LOVE STORY (January 31)
An intimate and humanizing portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, Pamela, a love story, follows the trajectory of Pamela Anderson’s life and career from smalltown girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist, and doting mother.
DIRECTOR: Ryan White
TRUE SPIRIT (February 3)
When the tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft) sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, many expect her to fail. With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant (Cliff Curtis) and her parents (Josh Lawson and Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), Jessica is determined to accomplish what was thought to be impossible, navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days.
BASED ON THE BOOK by Jessica Watson
DIRECTOR: Sarah Spillane
WRITERS: Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner, Cathy Randall
CAST: Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis, Bridget Webb, Vivien Turner, Stacy Clausen, Todd Lasance, with Josh Lawson and Anna Paquin
BILL RUSSELL: LEGEND (February 3)
The definitive documentary about the life and legacy of NBA legend and civil rights icon Bill Russell from award-winning director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI). The film features exclusive interviews with Bill before his passing in 2022 as well as access to his sprawling personal archives. From the humblest of beginnings, Russell went on to lead each and every one of his basketball teams to championships—two back-to-back NCAA titles, a Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and 11 championship titles in his thirteen-year career as a Boston Celtic (his last two as the first Black Head Coach in NBA history). Features interviews with family and friends as well as Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more.
DIRECTOR: Sam Pollard
SUBJECTS: Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
YOUR PLACE OR MINE (February 10)
Debbie and Peter are best friends and total opposites. She craves routine with her son in LA; he thrives on change in NY. When they swap houses and lives for a week they discover what they think they want might not be what they really need.
DIRECTOR: Aline Brosh McKenna
WRITER: Aline Brosh McKenna
CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Welsey Kimmel, Griffin Matthews, Rachel Bloom, Shiri Appleby, Vella Lovell, with Tig Notaro and Steve Zahn
WE HAVE A GHOST (February 24)
Finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home turns Kevin’s family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past, they become a target of the CIA.
BASED ON THE SHORT STORY: “Ernest” by Geoff Manaugh
DIRECTOR: Christopher Landon
WRITER: Christopher Landon
CAST: David Harbour, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Mackie
ADDITIONAL CAST: Faith Ford, Niles Fitch, Isabella Russo, Steve Coulter
LUTHER: THE FALLEN SUN (March 10)
In Luther: The Fallen Sun — an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film — a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley, who returns as Martin Schenk.
DIRECTOR: Jamie Payne
WRITER: Neil Cross
CAST: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT (March 17)
When Peter (voiced by Noah Jupe), who is searching for his long-lost sister named Adele (voiced by Pixie Davies), crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square, there is only one question on his mind: is his sister still alive? The answer, that he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician (voiced by Benedict Wong) who will conjure it, sets Peter off on a harrowing journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever and take him on the adventure of a lifetime. The Magician’s Elephant is based on Two-time Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo’s classic novel.
DIRECTOR: Wendy Rogers
WRITER: Martin Hynes
CAST: Sian Clifford, Pixie Davies, Natasia Demetriou, Dawn French, Brian Tyree Henry, Noah Jupe, Aasif Mandvi, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, Cree Summer, Lorraine Toussaint, Benedict Wong
MURDER MYSTERY 2 (March 31)
Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Garelick
WRITERS: James Vanderbilt
CAST: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Adeel Akhtar, John Kani, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, Kuhoo Verma, Enrique Arce, Tony Goldwyn, Annie Mumolo, Zurin Villanueva
A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO LOVE (April 27)
After an unexpected break up, a travel executive accepts an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Vietnam. Along the way she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese expat tour guide when they decide to reroute the tour bus in order to explore life and love off the beaten path.
DIRECTOR: Steven K. Tsuchida
WRITER: Eirene Tran Donohue
CAST: Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Ly, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman, Glynn Sweet, Alexa Povah, Jacqueline Correa, Nondumiso Tembe, Andrew Barth Feldman, Morgan Dudley, Quinn Trúc Trần, Nsưt Lê Thiện
THE MOTHER (May 12)
A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.
DIRECTOR: Niki Caro
WRITERS: Misha Green, Peter Craig
CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paul Raci, Lucy Paez
EXTRACTION 2 (June 16)
Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2, the sequel to Netflix’s blockbuster action film EXTRACTION. After barely surviving the events of the first movie, Rake is back as the Australian black ops mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.
BASED ON: The Graphic Novel “Ciudad” By Ande Parks, From A Story By Ande Parks, Joe Russo & Anthony Russo, With Illustrations By Fernando Leon Gonzalez
DIRECTOR: Sam Hargrave
WRITER: Joe Russo
CAST: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Daniel Bernhardt, Tinatin Dalakishvili
THEY CLONED TYRONE (July 21)
A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.
DIRECTOR: Juel Taylor
WRITERS: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier
CAST: John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris
HEART OF STONE (August 11)
Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) is an intelligence operative, the only woman who stands between her powerful, global, peace-keeping organization and the loss of its most valuable — and dangerous — asset.
DIRECTOR: Tom Harper
WRITERS: Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder
LIFT (August 25)
An international heist crew is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack, and must pull off the heist on a plane mid-flight.
DIRECTOR: F. Gary Gray
WRITERS: Daniel Kunka, Emerald Fennell, Simon Kinberg
ADDITIONAL CAST: Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, Paul Anderson
DAMSEL (October 13)
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
CAST: Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, and Shohreh Aghdashloo
PAIN HUSTLERS (October 27)
Upon losing her job, a blue-collar woman struggling to raise her daughter takes a job at a failing pharmaceutical start-up, only to get involved in a dangerous racketeering scheme.
DIRECTOR: David Yates
WRITER: Wells Tower
CAST: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James and Chloe Coleman
THE KILLER (November 10)
After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
DIRECTOR: David Fincher
SCREENPLAY BY: Andrew Kevin Walker Based on the graphic novel series “The Killer” written by Alexis Nolent (a.k.a Matz) and illustrated by Luc Jacamon, originally published in the French language by Editions Casterman
CAST: Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte and Tilda Swinton
A FAMILY AFFAIR (November 17)
A surprising romance kicks off comic consequences for a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss as they face the complications of love, sex, and identity.
DIRECTOR: Richard LaGravenese
WRITERS: Carrie Solomon and Richard LaGravenese
CAST: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy and Kathy Bates
LEO (November 22)
Actor and comedian Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania, The Wedding Singer) delivers signature laughs in this coming-of-age animated musical comedy about the last year of elementary school – as seen through the eyes of a class pet. Jaded 74 year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle (Bill Burr). When he learns he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to experience life on the outside, but instead gets caught up in the problems of his anxious students—including an impossibly mean substitute teacher.
DIRECTORS: Robert Smigel, Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim
CAST: Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Nick Swardson, Nicholas Turturro, Robert Smigel, Jo Koy, Stephanie Hsu
LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (December 8)
A family vacation on Long Island is interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a mysterious blackout. As the threat grows more imminent, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world.
BASED ON THE NOVEL: “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam
DIRECTOR: Sam Esmail
WRITER: Sam Esmail
CAST: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans and Kevin Bacon
REBEL MOON (December 22)
When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past named Kora to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder
WRITERS: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Shay Hatten
KEY CAST: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, with Charlie Hunnam and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of “Jimmy”. Also starring Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Alfonso Herrera, Stuart Martin, Staz Nair, Sky Yang, Rhian Rees, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi
RELEASE DATES TBD:
CHUPA (Spring 2023)
While visiting his family in Mexico, teenage Alex gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
DIRECTOR: Jonás Cuarón
SCREENPLAY BY: Sean Kennedy Moore & Joe Barnathan & Marcus Rinehart
STORY BY: Sean Kennedy Moore & Joe Barnathan & Marcus Rinehart & Brendan Bellomo
CAST: Demián Bichir, Evan Whitten, Christian Slater, Ashley Ciarra, Nickolas Verdugo, Adriana Paz, Gerardo Taracena, Julio Cesar Cedillo
KILL BOKSOON [Non-English Title] (Spring 2023)
Boksoon leads a double life—she is both a mother of a teenage daughter and the legendary professional killer at the top-tier killing agency MK. Caught in between the mission of killing someone and the mission of raising someone, Boksoon refuses to complete an assigned mission and is thrown into an inevitable fight.
DIRECTOR: Byun Sung-hyun
WRITER: Byun Sung-hyun
CAST: Jeon Do-yeon, Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Si-A, Esom, Koo Kyo-hwan
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South Korea
HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS (Summer 2023)
Helen (Ellie Kemper) has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Finding herself newly divorced and a little lost, Helen decides she needs a reset and signs up for the “Adventure of a Lifetime!” The adventure is a backcountry survival course hiking the Appalachian Trail with a group of oddball strangers. From the beginning, Helen’s plan to be the best hiker is tested and she finds more than just herself in the wilderness.
BASED ON THE NOVEL: “Happiness for Beginners” by Katherine Center
DIRECTOR: Vicky Wight
WRITER: Vicky Wight
CAST: Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes, Nico Santos, Blythe Danner, Ben Cook, Shayvawn Webster, Esteban Benito, Gus Birney, Julia Shiplett
THE PERFECT FIND (Summer 2023)
Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line — her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account — risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good?
DIRECTOR: Numa Perrier
WRITER: Leigh Davenport
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Tia Williams
CAST: Gabrielle Union, Keith Powers, Aisha Hinds, DB Woodside, Janet Hubert, Alani “La La” Anthony and Gina Torres
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (September 2023)
After missing her flight from New York to London, Hadley (Haley Lu Richardson) meets Oliver (Ben Hardy) in a chance encounter at the airport that sparks an instant connection. A long night on the plane together passes in the blink of an eye but upon landing at Heathrow, the pair are separated and finding each other in the chaos seems impossible. Will fate intervene to transform these seat mates into soul mates?
BASED ON THE NOVEL: “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E. Smith
DIRECTOR: Vanessa Caswill
SCREENPLAY BY: Katie Lovejoy
CAST: Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Jameela Jamil, Rob Delaney, Sally Phillips
NYAD (Fall 2023)
The remarkable true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, who, at the age of 64, became the first person to complete the “Everest of swims,” a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida through dangerous open ocean without a shark cage.
DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
WRITERS: Ann Biderman, Julia Cox
BASED ON: The Book “Find A Way” by Diana Nyad
CAST: Annette Bening, Jodie Foster, Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Luke Cosgrove, Jenna Yi, Eric T. Miller
PLAYERS (Fall 2023)
Chicago sportswriter Mack (Gina Rodriguez) has spent years devising successful hook-up “plays” with best friend Adam (Damon Wayans Jr.) and their crew, but when she unexpectedly falls head-over-heels for one of her targets (Tom Ellis), they all must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps.
DIRECTOR: Trish Sie
WRITER: Whit Anderson
CAST: Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Ellis, Joel Courtney, Liza Koshy, Augustus Prew
SPACEMAN (Fall 2023)
As an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling to pieces, he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.
BASED ON THE NOVEL: “Spaceman Of Bohemia” by Jaroslav Kalfar
DIRECTOR: Johan Renck
WRITER: Colby Day
CAST: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano, Kunal Nayyar
THE ARCHIES [Non-English Title]
The Archies, a feature film adaptation of the comics will be produced by Tiger Baby and Graphic India and will premiere exclusively on Netflix. A live action musical set in 1960’s India, the film will be directed by Zoya Akhtar. The film has the iconic gang of The Archies at the centre of it and perfectly matches the youthful energy, hope and excitement of the sixties. A musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation.
DIRECTOR: Zoya Akhtar
WRITER: Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar & Ayesha Devitre
CAST: Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda and Vedang Raina
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER.
Every Christmas Jackie sends a boastful holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feel like a lump of coal. When a twist of fate lands Charlotte and her family on Jackie’s snowy doorstep just days before Christmas, she seizes the opportunity to prove her old friend’s life can’t possibly be that perfect.
DIRECTOR: Mary Lambert
WRITERS: Charles Shyer, Todd Calgi Gallicano
CAST: Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Matt Cedeño and Jason Biggs
CARGA MÁXIMA (Overhaul) [Non-English Title]
In the first Brazilian action movie on Netflix, Roger is a truck racing driver who starts driving for a cargo robbery gang in order to keep his team. Once inside the crime, he will have to fight hard to get out.
DIRECTOR: Tomás Portella
WRITER: Leandro Soares
CAST: Thiago Martins, Sheron Menezzes, Raphael Logam, Milhem Cortaz, Evandro Mesquita, Paulinho Vilhena
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Brazil
CHAKDA ‘XPRESS [Non-English Title]
The film is inspired by the incredible story of one of the fastest female pacers in the history of world cricket, Jhulan Goswami as she moves up the ladder, despite the countless hindrances, to fulfill her only dream: to play cricket.
DIRECTOR: Prosit Roy
WRITER: Abhishek Banerjee
CAST: Anushka Sharma, Renuka Shahane, Anshul Chauhan, Kaushik Sen, Mahesh Thakur
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET
Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream—a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk—this time, they’re breaking in!
DIRECTOR: Sam Fell
WRITERS: Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, Rachel Tunnard
CAST: Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, David Bradley, Romesh Ranganathan, Daniel Mays and Nick Mohammed
Cami Conway has it all. She’s got the job she wants and is headed towards engagement, marriage and kids with her wonderful boyfriend, Paul. And yet. She feels something is missing. Cami faces a kaleidoscope of tempting but tough choices: from serious ethical dilemmas to the frivolous “Truth or Dare.” What she chooses depends wholly on you, the viewer. But be careful! Things don’t always play out like you think!
DIRECTOR: Stuart McDonald
WRITER: Josann McGibbon
CAST: Laura Marano, Avan Jogia, Jordi Webber and Scott Michael Foster
THE DEEPEST BREATH
World Premiering at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival
A champion freediver trains to break a world record with the help of an expert safety diver, and the two form an emotional bond that feels like fate. This heart-stopping film follows the paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world, documenting the thrilling rewards—and inescapable risks—of chasing a dream through the silent depths of the ocean.
DIRECTOR: Laura McGann
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
DIRECTOR: Bradley Cooper
WRITER: Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer
CAST: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Maya Hawke, Matt Bomer, Sarah Silverman
An unlikely hero emerges from prison to take on a world enmeshed in corporate greed and eroding spiritual values, seeking revenge from those who took everything from him many years ago.
DIRECTOR: Dev Patel
WRITERS: Dev Patel, John Collee
CAST: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley
THE MONKEY KING
The Monkey King is an action-packed family comedy that follows a monkey and his magical fighting Stick as they team up on an epic quest where they must go head to head against gods, demons, dragons, and the greatest enemy of all, Monkey’s own ego!
DIRECTOR: Anthony Stacchi
CAST: Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Jo Koy, Ron Yuan, Hoon Lee, Stephanie Hsu, Andrew Pang, Andrew Kishino, Jodi Long, James Sie and BD Wong
A knight is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has tackled before, this is a story about the labels we assign to people and the shapeshifter who refuses to be defined by anyone.
DIRECTORS: Nick Bruno and Troy Quane
CAST: Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang
Owen Browning (Adam Devine) is a straight-laced bank manager about to marry the love of his life, Parker. When his bank is held up by the infamous Ghost Bandits during his wedding week, he believes his future in-laws who just arrived in town, are the infamous Out-Laws.
DIRECTOR: Tyler Spindel
WRITER: Evan Turner, Ben Zazove
CAST: Adam Devine, Pierce Brosnan, Ellen Barkin, Nina Dobrev, Michael Rooker, Poorna Jagannathan, Julie Hagerty, Richard Kind, Lil Rel Howery, Blake Anderson
Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective attempts to uncover the truth in a case where nothing is as it seems, and by doing so dismantles the illusions in his own life.
DIRECTOR: Grant Singer
WRITERS: Screenplay – Grant Singer & Benjamin Brewer And Benicio Del Toro, Story – Grant Singer & Benjamin Brewer
Bayard Rustin, the brilliant strategist behind 1963’s momentous March On Washington and close advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to the tireless quest for racial equality, human rights, and worldwide democracy. But as an openly gay Black man, he was all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build. Directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Colman Domingo, Rustin illuminates the life of this unsung hero, a man whose influential work as an activist changed the course of history.
DIRECTOR: George C. Wolfe
SCREENPLAY BY: Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black
STORY BY: Julian Breece
Shirley is the intimate portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best.
DIRECTOR: John Ridley
WRITER: John Ridley
CAST: Regina King, Lucas Hedges, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, with André Holland and Terrence Howard
UNTITLED WES ANDERSON/ROALD DAHL FILM
Wes Anderson’s adaptation of several Roald Dahl short stories including “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.”
DIRECTOR: Wes Anderson
WRITER: Wes Anderson
CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Rupert Friend, Asa Jennings
World Premiering at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival
Investigative journalist Rae de Leon travels nationwide to uncover and examine a shocking pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with the crime of making a false report, arrested, and even imprisoned by the system they believed would protect them.
DIRECTOR: Nancy Schwartzman