The UK’s Curzon Cinemas is handling the theatrical release of Netflix title Outlaw King in UK cinemas this weekend (Nov 9) as the relationship between the two companies grows.
The release at 10 Curzon venues and and the independtly-owned Glasgow Film Theatre and Edinburgh Filmhouse will be day-and-date with Netflix’s own streaming premiere.
Set in 14th century Scotland, Outlaw King is directed by David Mackenzie and stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce as he claims the crown and leads an uprising to win back the country’s independence from English rule. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Florence Pugh also star.
Outlaw King opened this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. After its premiere, director Mackenzie went back into the editing suite to trim 20 minutes from the movie.
Curzon has also released 22 July, Mudbound, Okja, The Meyerowitz Stories and Beasts Of No Nation for Neftlix in the UK. The company is also handling the awards-qualifing theatrical run of Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA which will receive an unprecedented theatrical window before its Netflix premiere.
There is no formal arrangement between Curzon and Netflix but the fact Curzon is a distributor as well as a cinema chain helps with the difficulties surrounding day-and-date releases, which the vast majority of UK cinemas will not programme.