‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,’ ‘Beasts of No Nation’ and That Adam Sandler Movie Get Netflix Release Dates
After teasing their upcoming original film lineup for some time now, Netflix has finally announced release dates for three major titles: Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, the company’s first original film acquisition for exclusive distribution; Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which marks Paul Reubens’ big screen return as the beloved, iconic character; and that Adam Sandler comedy western movie that’s been causing quite a fuss.
The Wrap reports that Netflix has finally revealed when we can expect to see each of these films, two of which will hit the service later this year.
First up is Beasts of No Nation, from Jane Eyre and True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga. The film, based on a Nigerian novel by Uzodinma Iweala, centers on a child ripped from his family and forced to fight in a fictional African war. Starring Idris Elba, the film will hit Netflix and theaters on October 16.
Next is the Adam Sandler comedy The Ridiculous Six, which will arrive on December 11. It’s the first of four films Sandler will make exclusively for the service, and features a bizarre cast including Sandler regulars like Rob Schneider and David Spade, as well as Taylor Lautner, Will Forte, Luke Wilson, Nick Nolte, Terry Crews and Danny Trejo. There have been unpleasant reports from the set about racist jokes and sexist production notes, which sounds about right.
And finally, the Judd Apatow-produced Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which hits the service in March 2016. In his first new Pee-wee movie since 1988's Big Top Pee-wee, our protagonist finds himself inspired to take his first ever vacation after an encounter with a mysterious stranger. The film co-stars Joe Manganiello, David Arquette and Brad William Henke, while Laurence Fishburne has been rumored to reprise his role as Cowboy Curtis.