According to an exclusive from ScreenDaily:
Netflix will give Cannes competition entry Okja and Brad Pitt satire War Machine day and date theatrical releases in the US and UK.
In the UK, Netflix and cinema chain Curzon are exclusively teaming up on the day and date releases for the films.
David Michod’s Afghan war satire War Machine will get a ten-screen release on May 26 …
The theatrical releases, an unusual move for Netflix, will guarantee the films Bafta consideration.
The streaming giant will pursue a similar theatrical release strategy in the US … War Machine set to play at Laemmle Santa Monica and iPic in New York.
BAFTA consideration you say … why isn’t it May 26 already.