America is staying at home for what may be a third weekend in a row for millions of Americans. And entertainment options may be dwindling. DIsney has come to the rescue, as they will be releasing two recent movies to digital. First up is Disney's The Call of the Wild, which enjoyed modest box office success up until things took a turn in the U.S. And then Disney owned Searchlight Pictures is releasing the Will Ferrell comedy Downhill, which will surely find a bigger audience now than it did when it was released just a few weeks ago, especially with its tale of a family in trouble, as many mom and dad's try to weather the storm of being cooped up with their children for days on end.
The Walt Disney Studios announced today that 20th Century Studios' The Call Of The Wild and Searchlight Pictures' Downhill will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning March 27 in the U.S. Both films debuted in theaters in February. With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the recent events, The Call Of The Wild and Downhill will be available ahead of schedule to purchase on digital platforms in the U.S. for $14.99 and $9.99 respectively.
New Disney live action adventure The Call of the Wild delighted audiences upon opening February 21, earning an 89% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes®. Adapted from the novel by Jack London, it vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.
As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, The Call of the Wild employs visual effects and animation technology in order to bring the animals in the film to life. The Call of the Wild is directed by Chris Sanders and stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus and Abraham Benrubi. Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a. are producing with Diana Pokorny, Ryan Stafford and screenwriter Michael Green serving as executive producers.
Downhill debuted in theaters on February 14 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy.
Downhill is directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, written by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Jesse Armstrong and stars Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, Giulio Berruti, Kristofer Hivju and Miranda Otto. Anthony Bregman p.g.a., Julia Louis-Dreyfus p.g.a. and Stefanie Azpiazu p.g.a. are producing with Erik Hemmendorff and Ruben Östlund serving as executive producers.
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