At a time when the future of cinema remains in doubt, Netflix has revealed a movie lineup for 2022 full of A-list stars and directors, giving viewers plenty of reasons to watch. movies at home.
Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lopez and Charlize Theron will star in films that are released weekly on the streaming service. The filmmakers behind “Avengers: Endgame” will announce “The Gray Man,” their first big-budget film since leaving the Marvel universe, while Tyler Perry will release two films on Netflix, including a movie featuring his beloved character Madea.
The list, released on Thursday, shows what Netflix took in from $17 billion in annual spending on original content. And it was a pivotal moment for the company, yes reduced its growth forecast but are still betting that they can increase the number of subscribers to 222 million in the next year.
Netflix has announced 61 English-language live-action films. These include “Spiderhead,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller, and director Kenya Barris’ comedy “You People,” starring Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy. There will also be five animated films, including Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited “Pinocchio” and “Wendell & Wild,” an animated film about two demon brothers written by Jordan Peele and Henry Selick (“Coraline”) and voiced by Mr. Peele and his sketch comedy partner, Keegan-Michael Key. The company will release three anime films (a first for the company) and 17 live-action films in languages other than English.
Netflix announced the list just days before announcing Tuesday’s Oscar nominations, which are expected to be dominated by movies debuting on streaming services. Netflix movies like “The Power of the Dog”, “Tick, Tick… Boom!” and “Don’t Look Up” are both big contenders.
Among other films to come from Netflix is “Blonde,” with Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, which director Andrew Dominik (“Killing Them Softly”) has been trying to make since 2010 and adapted from the novel. “White Noise” by Don DeLillo,” Directed by Noah Baumbach.
Other notable films include “Project Adam,” starring Mr. Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum”), and two family films: Francis Lawrence’s “Slumberland,” director of several films in the Hunger Games franchise, and The School for Good and Evil, starring Theron and Kerry Washington.
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