With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this week marked the last full week of work for most people. As such, it might have seemed a bit long to those who can't wait to stuff their faces with turkey next week. But the work week has finally concluded, and the past five days have included plenty of exciting entertainment news. Chief among them are a handful of trailers, which promoting movies that are headed to theaters or upcoming on streaming services. Netflix in particular has been putting out original content at a dizzying pace, with two upcoming movies getting new trailers this week.
Given how busy our world is, it's easy for both cinephiles and casual moviegoers to miss out on some of the myriad trailers that arrived this week. But fear not, as CinemaBlend is assembling a full list of the clips that arrived over the past five days. Check them out below, and mark your calendars for any movies that might be interesting.
Cats Trailer 2
Just like its predecessor, the new Cats trailer basically broke the internet this week. Tom Hooper's upcoming (expensive) musical blockbuster has been the subject of countless memes since the first trailer arrived, debuting the new digital fur technology the movie is utilizing. The reactions to this second trailer were just as wild, as more footage from the Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation was shown. In particular, this new trailer features much more of Idris Elba's Macavity and Taylor Swift's Bombalurina. Swift also debuted the song she wrote for the movie alongside Webber, titled "Beautiful Ghosts" this week, so clearly the marketing campaign for Cats is gaining momentum. After all, the movie will arrive just in time for the Christmas holiday, competing against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Bombshell. Specifically, you can watch the Jellicle Ball when Cats arrives in theaters on December 20th.
Netflix's The Irishman Final Trailer
On a far more serious note, the final trailer for Martin Scorsese's upcoming mob drama The Irishman also arrived this week. Anticipation for the legendary filmmaker's next outing is at a fever pitch, due to its killer cast, de-aging technology, and long gestation period. While it's unclear how the film academy will recognize the movie considering its home streaming on Netflix, The Irishman has been met with universal praise in early screenings. This new trailer shows more of real-life figures Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa, played by Robert De Niro and Jose Pesce respectively. The upcoming drama will span a number of years, with de-aging allowing the principal cast to play characters through various stages in their life. Also featured in the cast are Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, and Jesse Plemons. The Irishman will get a limited theatrical run, before become available to stream on Netflix on November 27th.
Emma. is an upcoming British drama directed by Autumn de Wilde, who will be making his full theatrical debut with the upcoming project. The movie is based off the Jane Austen novel of the same name, although the trailer teased that the movie will be a unique adaptation of that classic work. This first teaser is purposefully vague, as we should expect a full trailer to arrive at a later date. These first clips largely focus on Glass actress Anya Taylor-Joy's character Emma Woodhouse, who is described as "handsome, clever and rich" by the novelist. We'll follow her story and love life, which will have plenty of speed bumps along the way. Autumn de Wilde assembled a strong cast, including Love Actually's Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, The Crimes of Grindelwald's Callum Turner. Emma. will arrive in theaters on February 21, 2020.
Netflix's A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
Netflix has been really focusing on producing original movies, with a handful of releases coming every single month. The past few years showed the streaming service focusing on Christmas themed content. This year will be no exception, with a handful of new Christmas movies hitting Netflix over the next month. Chief among them is A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. This is the third movie in the Christmas Prince franchise, with the previous two being streaming a number of times during the holiday months. The threequel will follow Rose McIver's Queen Amber and Ben Lamb's King Richard as they welcome a baby into the Royal Family. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby will become available to stream December 5th on Netflix.
The Call of the Wild
Harrison Ford might have retired from his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, but that doesn't mean the 77 year-old is done kicking ass on the big screen. Enter The Call of the Wild, based off Jack London's novel of the same name. The story has actually been adapted into a film once before, back in 1935. The Call of the Wild follows a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog named Buck, who is stolen from his home and eventually makes his way to Yukon. That's where he meets Harrison Ford's John Thornton, and the two go on an epic adventure of their own. The trailer shows that Buck is rendered entirely through CGI, a move that will no doubt be applauded by PETA. The Call of the Wild will arrive in theaters on February 21, 2020.
Fans of horror should be excited about this last entry on the list. Antebellum is an upcoming horror flick written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Ren. Get Out and Us producer Sean McKittrick is helping to produce this mysterious movie, which should give it some extra credit with moviegoers. Antebellum stars singer/actress Janelle Monáe as Veronica. The trailer is a dizzying and unsettling experience, which pivots between two very different timelines. The teaser opens on the Civil War era, but there's also a contemporary setting, with Veronica being a successful writer. The overall plot is a relative mystery, but that should change when a full trailer arrives. Joining Monáe is Jena Malone, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe. Antebellum hits theaters on April 24, 2020.
Clearly there are some very exciting movies heading down the pipeline, both streaming and in theaters. Be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies. And our 2020 release list to look ahead toward the New Year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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