After Paramount sold the film to Netflix when the cinema lockdown began, the streaming giant has set The Lovebirds for a May release.

When the lockdown of cinemas began in earnest, many studios shuffled the release dates of their films of course. But one or two lost their cinema release altogether. Disney, for instance, is sending Artemis Fowl direct to its Disney+ streaming service. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures sold The Lovebirds to Netflix.

The movie is a comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, and the streaming service has confirmed that the movie will now be released on May 22nd. That’s just over a month after its original planned theatrical release.

It’s also issued a new trailer for the film, that looks like this…

And here’s the official synopsis…

A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

More as we hear it.

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