'The High Note' And More New Movies You Can Stream While Theaters Are Closed
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Universal Pictures led the charge by making new releases such as The Hunt and Trolls World Tour available far sooner than expected, while Disney began streamingFrozen II and Onward on Disney+ "during this challenging period." And that was just the start of our at-home streaming slate.
Below, an up-to-date list of early releases and scroll on to see what's coming soon:
The High Note
Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross topline this feel-good comedy about the music industry, co-starring Ice Cube, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Diplo.
Disney's adaptation of the Eoin Colfer bestseller -- starring newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role alongside Josh Gad, Colin Farrell and Judi Dench -- will forgo a theatrical release and stream exclusively on Disney+.
“Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve year old criminal mastermind is one heck of a traveling companion," director Kenneth Branagh said. "Smart, funny, and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney +.”
When you can watch: On June 12, streaming on Disney+
The Tom Hanks-starring World War II drama was set to open in theaters in June, but has since been acquired by AppleTV+ to premiere on the streamer. In addition to toplining the film, Hanks wrote the script, adapting the true-life story of a U-boat attack on the US Navy.
When you can watch: TBA
The King of Staten Island
Judd Apatow's "comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island" was set to premiere at SXSW, before the festival was cancelled. Instead, it will debut this summer, available in North America on premium on-demand digital everywhere.
Pete Davidson plays a wannabe tattoo artist who never truly grappled with the death of his firefighter father -- but when his mother (Marisa Tomei) starts dating another firefighter, he's forced to finally grow up. The King of Staten Island also stars Steve Buscemi, Maude Apatow, Bel Powley, Bill Burr and Pamela Adlon.
When you can watch: June 12
Elisabeth Moss goes for broke -- as she's wont to do -- portraying horror writer Shirley Jackson in this thriller from Madeline's Madeline director Josephine Decker. Shirley premiere at Sundance earlier this year, where Decker won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking.
When you can watch: June 5
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