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Netflix 2023 preview: ‘Murder Mystery 2,’ ‘Rebel Moon’ first look

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Netflix has unveiled its 2023 movie preview, including Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s Whodunit sequel “Murder Mystery 2,” Zack Snyder’s epic “Rebel Moon,” director David Fincher’s assassin thriller “The Killer” and at least 30 other films.

This is a smaller – though still surprising – output compared to previous years. In 2021 and again in 2022, Netflix has committed to debuting at least one film per week with around 70 film debuts. But after a difficult period for the company, including layoffs and the first quarterly loss of subscribers in a number of periods, it has reduced the number of films on the schedule.

A new sizzle reel released Wednesday doesn’t dwell on the negatives. After offering “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” and other buzzy 2022 offerings, Netflix has unveiled a first look at upcoming tentpoles including Chris Hemsworth’s explosive sequel “Extraction 2,” “Gal Gadtori’s Gal Spattery.” Stone” and Millie Bobby Brown’s medieval action story “Damsel.”

Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy (“You’re the Man”), Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali (“Leaving the World Behind”), Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher (“Your Place or Mine”), Kevin Hart (“Elevator”), Idris Elba (“Luther: The Fallen Son”) and Jamie Foxx (“They Cloned Tyrone).

As part of Wednesday’s teaser trailer, Netflix offered some insight into the film that was previously shrouded in mystery.

For one, there’s “Leo,” previously referred to as an “untitled Adam Sandler animated,” which will hit the streamer Nov. 22. Featuring Sandler’s vocal talents, the coming-of-age animated musical comedy will take place in the final year of elementary school — as seen through the eyes of a class pet. Here’s the logline: “Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been stuck in the same Florida classroom with his terrarium-mate turtle (Bill Burr) for decades. When she learns she only has a year left to live, she plans to escape to enjoy the outdoors, but instead finds herself embroiled in the troubles of her anxious students – including an impossibly mean substitute teacher. It’s finally the weirdest but most rewarding bucket list.” Voice cast of Cicely Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Sadie and Sunny Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Nick Swardson and Stephanie Hu.

There’s also new information about “Murder Mystery 2,” which will drop on March 31 In the sequel, Sandler and Aniston’s characters Nick and Audrey Spitz become full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground. They find themselves at the center of an international kidnapping when their friend, the Maharaja, is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.

For sci-fi fans, Netflix has released the plot description for Snyder’s grand fantasy adventure “Rebel Moon,” which will debut on December 22. According to the logline, the story begins as “a peaceful colony at the edge of the galaxy feels threatened by the army of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius.” So, “they send Cora, a young woman with a mysterious past, to find warriors from a neighboring planet to help them take their place. to do.”

And finally, for musical theater lovers, there’s Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic “Maestro.” Described as “a love letter to life and art” and “a passionate epic portrait of family and love,” the movie captures the lifelong relationship between famed conductor Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and Felicia Montelegre Cohn Bernstein (Mulligan). Cooper co-wrote and directed the film, which does not yet have a release date.

Netflix, however, shared a release date for “We Have a Ghost,” a comedy with David Harbor (Feb. 24); Jennifer Lopez-led murder thriller “The Mother” (May 12); Hemsworth’s “Extraction 2” (June 16); “They Cloned Tyrone,” a fun sci-fi story with John Boyega, Jamie Foxx and Tionah Parris (July 21); Gadot’s “Heart of Stone” (Aug. 11), Emily Blunt and Chris Evans-led conspiracy drama “Pain Hustlers” (Oct. 27) and Fincher’s neo-noir film “The Killer” (Nov. 10).

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