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Steve Carell's 'Irresistible' Skips Theaters, Heads for Premium On-Demand

It will be bypassing cinemas and will go straight to premium VOD on June 26 as the vast majority of screens remain dark amid the COVID-19 crisis.

2020-05-22T18:41:00Z

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The recently started trend and more so a needed decision of having films release on OTT platforms and on-demand viewing seems to only be catching up all the more.

After multiple instances of several films taking the streaming route, the latest one to join the list is Jon Stewart's political satire Irresistible that stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne.

It will be bypassing cinemas and will go straight to premium VOD on June 26 as the vast majority of screens remain dark amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The film had been set to hit movie theaters on May 29. Focus Features announced the shift on Friday.

Because of the continued moviegoing blackout, some films have opted to go directly to premium VOD instead of waiting for venues to be open en masse, including several titles from the Universal empire, which includes Focus. Universal and Focus titles are being made available for a 48-hour rental period for $19.99.

The hope is that the vast majority of cinemas begin opening in late June and early July. Solstice Studios' Unhinged recently moved up its Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged to June 1, while Christopher Nolan's Tenet goes out July 17 (there's still a chance Tenet could move).

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