Janelle Monáe's Antebellum finally lands UK release as Sky Cinema announces huge 2021 slate

Louise McCreesh
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Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

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Janelle Monáe's Antebellum has finally landed a UK release date, as Sky Cinema announces its huge 2021 slate.

The thriller, which teases a big yet controversial twist, was one of many films pulled from their original theatrical release dates amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In August, it was announced Antebellum would forego the cinema altogether in favour of a VOD release.

And, on Monday (January 25), Sky Cinema confirmed it will make the movie available to its viewers from April — alongside 29 other original feature films in its biggest ever line-up.

Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

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With 30 original films in its 2021 roster, Sky Cinema has committed to releasing at least two new original films every month — which is is set to rise to one a week in 2022.

Antebellum follows best-selling author and sociologist Veronica Henley (Monáe), whose ties to a Civil War-era enslaved woman called Eden (also played by Monáe), lead to the uncovering of a chilling secret.

Other films to hit Sky Cinema in 2021 include Every Breath You Take, which stars Casey Affleck as a psychiatrist who gets too involved with the brother (Sam Claflin) of a patient who died by suicide, putting his wife (Michelle Monaghan) and family at risk.

Kate Beckinsale's Jolt, in which she plays a bouncer with an anger problem who shocks herself down from homicidal rages, will also be made available.

The film co-stars Stanley Tucci and Laverne Cox.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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Antebellum's VOD release comes as other 2020 movies face further delays to try and secure a cinema run.

With No Time To Die now scheduled for October, A Quiet Place: Part II has also been pushed back for a third time.

Antebellum will hit Sky Cinema in April.

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