Netflix decides not to release completed genre films The Inheritance and House/Wife

Netflix will not to release the completed genre movies The Inheritance and House/Wife. The filmmakers are searching for a new distributor

In a surprising move, Netflix has decided not to release the completed genre films The Inheritance (directed by Alejandro Brugués) and House/Wife (directed by Danis Goulet) as Netflix Originals. Thankfully, this isn’t a situation like Warner Bros. deciding to scrap Batgirl instead of going through with its release. The filmmakers behind these two projects will be able to try to find a new home for them… and the search is already underway. The Hollywood Reporter hasn’t been able to dig up any information on why Netflix decided not to release either of the two movies.

Scripted by Joe Russo and Chris LaMont and produced by Paul Schiff, The Inheritance stars Bob Gunton, Peyton List, Austin Stowell, Briana Middleton, David Walton, Reese Alexander, and Rachel Nichols. The story takes place on the eve of billionaire Charles Abernathy 75th birthday, when he invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone — or something — is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line — they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.

House/Wife was written by Anna Halberg and Spenser Cohen, with Tripp Vinson and Daniel Bekerman producing. That film shows what happens when a mother recovering from a brutal accident moves into a prototype smart home with her family, only to find the house’s AI system may have sinister intentions. Alice Braga, Kris Holden-Ried, and Sarah Gadon star.

Interestingly, The Inheritance and House/Wife have both undergone title changes since we first heard about them. When The Inheritance was announced in May of 2021, it was titled The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy. When Alice Braga signed on to star in House/Wife back in June of 2021, the title was Ivy.

Neither of these movies have ever had mind-blowing titles, but I would like to watch both of them. Here’s hoping they’ll find new homes quickly and turn out to be solid pieces of entertainment, despite Netflix losing interest in them.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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