Netflix has announced its most ambitious film slate ever for 2021.
While movie theaters sit empty and studios worry about additional delays and revenue losses due to the coronavirus, Netflix will be at least one new film every week this year and 70 in total.
The streaming giant unveiled its 2021 release list Tuesday morning with a trailer featuring actors who will star in upcoming Netflix movies this year, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Meryl Streep, Zendaya, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Gal Gadot, Dave Bautista, Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, John David Washington, and Octavia Spencer.
Included on Netflix’s release list are several movies with local ties, including “Don’t Look Up,” the star-studded comedy currently filming in Massachusetts.
Here is the full list of original movies coming to Netflix in 2021, as well as four Netflix movies with local ties highlighted up top.
“I Care A Lot” (February 19)
Following positive reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix purchased the rights to “I Care A Lot,” a dark comedy filmed in Massachusetts in 2019 about Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”), who cons her way into legal guardianship of senior citizens and drains them of their savings. After assuming guardianship of another elderly woman, Marla finds out that the woman she’s trying to swindle has someone in her life (Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”) who is as ruthless and unscrupulous as Marla herself. “I Care A Lot” was filmed in Boston, Braintree, Dedham, Medfield, Millis, Natick, Rockport, Watertown, Wayland, and Wellesley, and debuts on Netflix on Feb. 19.
“Moxie” (March 3)
Burlington native Amy Poehler wrote, directed, and acts in this comedy about a shy 16-year-old (Hadley Robinson, “Little Women”) who is fed up with the sexist, toxic status quo at her high school. Finding inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past, she publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide revolution. Also featuring Clark Gregg (“The Avengers”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), and Marcia Gay Harden (“Mystic River”), “Moxie” debuts March 3 on Netflix.
“Don’t Look Up” (TBA)
Filmed in Massachusetts in late 2020 and early 2021, “Don’t Look Up,” stars Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”) as two low-level astronomers who must embark on a massive media tour to warn the world about an approaching comet that will destroy the planet. Directed by Adam McKay (“Anchorman”), the star-studded cast also includes Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Rob Morgan (“Mudbound”), Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”), Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Chris Evans (“The Avengers”), Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”), Timothée Chalamet (“Little Women”), Matthew Perry (“Friends”), Tyler Perry (“Gone Girl”), Melanie Lynskey (“Togetherness”), Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) Tomer Sisley (“We’re the Millers”), singer Ariana Grande, and rapper Kid Cudi. “Don’t Look Up” is currently filming in Massachusetts, and has shot scenes in Boston, Canton, Chicopee, Fall River, Norton, Salisbury, Weymouth, and Worcester.
“The Guilty” (TBA)
From director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”), “The Guilty” takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Bayler (Jake Gyllenhaal, “Stronger”) tries to save a caller in grave danger, but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out. The film’s deep cast includes Canton native Bill Burr (“The Mandalorian”), Peter Sarsgaard (“Garden State”), Riley Keough (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Paul Dano (“There Will Be Blood”), and Ethan Hawke (“Training Day”).
Here’s the full list of Netflix original movies coming in 2021:
Army of the Dead
Outside the Wire (January 15)
Fear Street Trilogy
No One Gets Out Alive
There’s Someone Inside Your House
Things Heard and Seen
Blood Red Sky
Escape from Spiderhead
The Woman in the Window
A Castle For Christmas
Kissing Booth 3
The Last Letter from Your Lover
The Princess Switch 3
To All The Boys: Always and Forever
Untitled Alicia Keys Rom-Com
Malcolm & Marie (February 5)
Penguin Bloom (January 27)
Pieces of a Woman (January 7)
The Dig (January 29)
The Hand of God
The Power of the Dog
The White Tiger (January 22)
Untitled Alexandre Moratto Film
Untitled Graham King Film
The Harder They Fall
8 Rue de l’Humanité
Afterlife of the Party
Don’t Look Up
I Care A Lot (February 19)
Moxie (March 3)
The Last Mercenary
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
A Boy Called Christmas
A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep
Back to the Outback
Finding ‘Ohana (January 29)
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House Movie
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
YES DAY (March 12)
A Week Away
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