Issa Rae’s ‘Lovebirds’ Lands At Netflix After Theatre Release Cancelled

Published: Monday 23rd Mar 2020 by David

It’ll take more than the Coronavirus to stop Issa Rae’s new movie from reaching audiences.

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The movie was supposed to impact the world as a big screen release but found its release plan shattered by the Coronavirus.

Learn more here.

Now it is head to Netflix!

That’s right.

In order to protect the movie from the virus Paramount is working with the streaming service to deliver the movie to its audience in a way which yields fruitful returns for both parties.

‘Deadline’ explains…

Paramount has done deals with Netflix before in the past. Bad Robot’s The Cloverfield Paradox skipped a theatrical release and went straight to Netflix with surprise debut following The Super Bowl in 2018. Netflix had foreign, while Paramount handled domestic on the Natalie Portman sci-fi movie Annihilation. Also, Netflix had foreign on New Line’s Rebel Wilson movie Isn’t It Romantic, while Warners gave that a theatrical release.

A due date is yet to be set.

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  1. Bravo!! March 23, 2020

    I read yesterday it will release on April 10th on Netflix

    • Bravo!! March 24, 2020

      April 3rd*

  2. Jeans March 23, 2020

    Good move! It would have flopped at theaters anyway.

  3. Meme March 23, 2020

    Makes sense. Especially considering everyone is quarantined and have plenty time to watch Netflix plus this wasn’t going to do well in theaters.

  4. Keith March 24, 2020

    Due date please! Wanted to see that at the theatre…

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