The Paramount film was scheduled to be released in theaters on April 3.
Paramount had scheduled the international release of ‘The Lovebirds’ for next April 3, after passing through the SXSW Festival. But, after the cancellation of the event and the closure of the rooms caused by the coronavirus health crisis, they have decided to look for a solution to be able to release the film and, as Deadline advances, they are in talks with Netflix for its release.
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Although there is no date announced yet, it is not the first time that the studio collaborates with the streaming platform, where it premiered last year ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’. And it has done the same with some titles that, although they have gone through cinemas in the United States, have reached the rest of the world through Netflix.
Directed by Michael Showalter (‘Hello, my name is Doris’, ‘The Great Illness of Love’) and starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, it tells the story of a couple facing one of their biggest challenges after being involved by coincidence in a murder plot.
Producers and distributors are trying to alleviate the crisis in the industry by looking for alternatives that allow them to continue their activity more or less normally. Online viewing options, free or paid, limited releases of their films, agreements with operators and streaming platforms … The coronavirus crisis will mark a before and after in worldwide audiovisual consumption that could be a new paradigm for the industry.