Netflix is making sure they’re dominating the festival season ahead of awards season and that now includes the world premiere of Susanne Bier’s dystopian thriller Bird Box starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson at next month’s AFI Fest.
That makes three of the five Galas at the fest Netflix films which also includes The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers and The Kominsky Method starring Academy Award winners Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, a single camera series from Chuck Lorre. AFI Fest will show the first three of eight episodes.
A pair of festival hits announced this morning include Toronto world premiere Widows, with its all-star cast led by Oscar and Emmy winner Viola Davis and Green Book, Toronto People’s Choice Award winner starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen.
AFI Fest, which runs November 8-15, will announce its complete lineup of all sections later this month.