Rian Johnson Says ‘It’s a Tragedy’ That ‘Knives Out’ Has a Wider Release Than ‘The Irishman’

Rian Johnson Says ‘It’s a Tragedy’ That ‘Knives Out’ Has a Wider Release Than ‘The Irishman’
On November 27, Lionsgate will release writer-director Rian Johnson’s timely whodunit crowdpleaser “Knives Out” with a wide theatrical release, just in time for Thanksgiving. With his first project after the hulking blockbuster of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Johnson remains a fierce proponent of the theatrical experience.

“This movie is manufactured to be seen with a big crowd — everyone laughing and involved with it,” he said during an interview with IndieWire in New York this week. “It’s going to be totally different than seeing it home alone.”

And as cinephile, Johnson bemoaned the contrast between the scale of his movie’s release and significantly smaller one for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” which is currently playing several hundred theaters — those willing to play ball with a shorter theatrical window — around the country before Netflix puts the movie on its platform on November 27, the same day that “Knives Out” opens nationwide.
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