Searchlight Pictures has announced today that it plans to release three of their 2022 movies this summer exclusively on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ STAR internationally. This is likely part of Disney’s plan to release at least 10 films made from 20th Century Studios on their streaming services per year, which was announced last week.
The films in question are the following: Fire Island, directed by Andrew Ahn, and starring Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, and Margaret Cho, set to be a modern adaptation of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, and tells the story of “Two best friends embark on a weeklong vacation to Fire Island – the famous gay escape destination off the southern shore of Long Island – accompanied by cheap rosé and a small group of eclectic friends.” will release on Hulu and Disney+ on June 3rd.
The Sundance darling Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, directed by Sophie Hyde, and starring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack, with a plot synopsis reading, “Nancy Stokes is a retired widow, seeking romance and excitement after a boring marriage. She hires a good-looking young sex worker called Leo Grande, in the hope of enjoying a night of pleasure and self-discovery.” will be released on Hulu and Disney+ on June 17th. You can read our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson’s review from Sundance here.
Finally, Not Okay, directed by Quinn Shepherd, and starring Zoey Deutch, Mia Isaac, Dylan O’Brien and Embeth Davidtz, about “A young woman desperate for friends and fame, fakes a trip to Paris to gain followers, however a terrifying incident takes place and becomes part of her trip.” will be releasing on Hulu and Disney+ on August 5th.