Online streaming is the most popular way to catch up on old shows you may have missed or binge on the hottest new series in one sitting. And although network television and cable still provide tons of great options, in the streaming world there are exclusives that can only be found on that particular service. But aside from a great lineup of shows movies are also an option. And the bigger the movie the bigger the turnout for its premiere.
Some movies come to mind like last year's Bird Box with Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes. It was a Netflix exclusive and received high viewership. It even sparked a few ridiculous challenges online, but overall it reached its audience and performed well for Netflix. Therefore it's a win/win. Hulu and Freeform are now following suit, but they're bringing in a few heavy hitters in the new year. Deadline reports;
Freeform and Hulu have acquired three hit films from STXfilms – Hustlers, The Upside & I Feel Pretty, all set to roll out beginning in 2020
In case you needed some background on each of the critically acclaimed films here's a breakdown for each movie.I Feel Pretty
A woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem (Amy Schumer) that hold her back every day, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Directed by Neil Burger (“The Illusionist,” “Limitless”), with a screenplay by Jon Hartmere, and produced by Escape Artists’ Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch, “The Upside”, inspired by the 2011 boc office hit French film “Les Intouchables”, chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), a man in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview, Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position
“Hustlers” follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film is inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores,” written by Jessica Pressler. The film stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, with Mercedes Ruehl and Cardi B. The film also stars an outstanding ensemble cast that includes Lizzo, Mette Towley, Madeline Brewer and Trace Lysette. The film is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria.
I Feel Pretty will be the first film rolled out in August, with other titles to follow soon after.