In a series of #NetflixSavetheDates tweets, Netflix rolled out its 2023 film slate which includes some impressive talent in front of and behind the cameras. Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of what’s coming from the streamer in 2023!
Kenya Barris makes his feature directorial debut in You People which examines “an interfaith, culture-clash twist on the relationship rite of passage.” Jonah Hill plays Ezra Cohen who meets and falls in love with Lauren London’s Amira Mohammed. But in the twist you never saw coming, Ezra’s “progressive and semi-woke” Jewish parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) and Amira’s conservative Muslim parents (Eddie Murphy and Nia Long) get involved and hilarity (probably) ensues.
10th-Your Place or Mine
From the mind of the Brosh McKenna, the writer of The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses, comes the answer to the question you never asked nor needed answered: what happens when romcom overachievers Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher make a romcom together? Your Place or Mine will answer that question by forcing the two together when Kutcher’s Peter and Witherspoon’s Debbie, besties who have known each other for years, “take over each others’ homes and responsibilities for a week, they realize that maybe they’ve been living the life they think they should, instead of the one they really need.”
10th-Luther: The Fallen Sun
The great Idris Elba returns to his greatest role as detective John Luther. Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley will share the screen with Elba as he does “whatever it takes to catch a killer.”
31st-Murder Mystery 2
The dynamic duo of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are back for the sequel to 2019’s Murder Mystery. The cleverly titled Murder Mystery 2 will see the clumsy amateur dicks take on an “even more mysterious case” than they solved in Murder Mystery.
J-Lo is still making movies and in Niki Caro‘s The Mother, she portrays “a female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she gave up years before.” Misha Green and Peter Craig join Jenny from the Block in the action-thriller.
Stuntman turned director Sam Hargrave reunites with Chris Hemsworth to tell the next chapter in the story of Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. “After barely surviving the events of the first movie”, Rake is tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they’re being held. Golshifteh Farahani and Adam Bessa reprise their roles as Nik Khan and Yaz Khan and are joined by Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Bernhardt and Tinatin Dalakishvili.
21st-They Cloned Tyrone
John Boyega, Netflix mainstay Jamie Foxx, and Teyonah Parris star in the directorial debut of Juel Taylor. The film is “a timely and mind-bending thriller” that sees a “series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.”
11th-Heart of Stone
Peaky Blinders Tom Harper directs Gal Gadot in Heart of Stone. Gadot plays Rachel Stone, a secret agent who “lives off the adrenaline” and finds herself as “the only one standing between world peace and global destruction.
Director F. Gary Gray looks to be revisiting his Fast and the Furious days in Lift. An international heist crew is recruited to prevent a terrorist attack and must pull off the heist on a plane mid-flight at 36,000 feet! Lift boasts an incredible cast led by Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Vincent D’Onofrio with Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, Jean Reno and Sam Worthington joining along.
Millie Bobby Brown stars in Oscar-nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo‘s (28 Weeks Later) subversive Damsel. The film, co-starring Angela Bassett, Robin Wright and Nick Robinson, will follow Brown as a damsel in distress who “realizes that no one is coming and that she must save herself.”
Directed by Harry Potter universe vet David Yates, Pain Hustlers stars Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Catherine O’Hara. Blunt stars as a single mom who “falls into a lucrative but ultimately dangerous scheme selling prescription drugs”
17th-A Family Affair
Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King star in a romcom that tells the story of a young woman, her mother and her movie star boss. A Family Affair was directed by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese.
An animated “coming-of-age musical comedy”, Leo stars Adam Sandler and Bill Burr. The film, which tells the story of the last year of elementary school as seen through the eyes of a lizard who is a class pet, Leo is directed by Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim and frequent Sandler collaborator Robert Smigel.
8th–Leave the World Behind
Written and directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Leave the World Behind is a “tense thriller about two strangers who interrupt a family’s vacation bearing news of a mysterious blackout.” Mahershala Ali, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Ethan Hawke and Myha’la lead the ensemble cast.
Director Zack Snyder space opera is loaded with talent. Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher and Staz Nair star alongside Charlie Hunnam and Anthony Hopkins. Rebel Moon tells the story of a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius (Skrein). The desperate civilians dispatch Kora (Boutella), a young woman who has a mysterious past to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help them challenge the regent.
Sources: Twitter, TUDUM