MGM Studios is set to unveil the theatrical release of ‘American Fiction,’ a comedy drama film directed and written by Cord Jefferson. The official release date for the movie is December 15, 2023, with limited and expanded releases scheduled for December 22, 2023, in the United States. Adapted from Percival Everett’s 2001 novel, “Erasure,” the star-studded cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sterling K Brown, and Issa Rae. The film is produced by Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, and Jermaine Johnson, with production banners such as Orion Pictures, MRC Film, T-Street Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Will American Fiction be on Netflix?
No, ‘American Fiction’ won’t be on Netflix. Jeffrey Wright’s ‘American Fiction’ is not going to stream on Netflix in the USA following theatrical release, as it falls under the official production of Amazon MGM Studios. Following Amazon Studios’ streaming policy, ‘American Fiction’ is exclusively reserved for streaming on Amazon Prime in the USA post its theatrical release. Due to the specific rights held by Amazon, there’s no likelihood of this movie becoming available on Netflix anytime soon, and Netflix users won’t have the opportunity to enjoy it on the platform.
Generally speaking, this doesn’t bring good news for those who rely on Netflix, a platform with an extensive user base in the industry. From our standpoint, with ‘American Fiction’ not being accessible on Netflix, catching it in theaters emerges as the most captivating and remarkable choice for Netflix users. Despite being a small-budget film, the buzz and word of mouth surrounding it make it a special film for both the makers and the audience, and it also positions it as one of the most anticipated small-budget films of the year. So it is a good idea to include a binge worthy movie in your watching list, be it theatrical or streaming.