‘The Lovebirds’ to skip theatrical run, heading to Netflix

Everyone wants to get back to work, back to normal but that’s going to take some time.

Theaters/the entertainment industry has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer’s blockbuster season is basically nonexistent. They’ve either been moved to later in the year or next year. However, some have opted to go the streaming route.

One somewhat high-profile film that is now skipping a theatrical run altogether is the “The Lovebirds.” The R-rated comedy, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, was originally set to hit theaters on April 3.

Seeing as that it’s now April 20, that premiere date isn’t likely to happen. So, Paramount struck a deal to release it on Netflix on May 22.

Being in such strange, socially-distant times, I’m sure this won’t be the only film ditching a theatrical release in the coming months.

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