The Toronto International Film Festival has for the first time chosen a small-screen Netflix movie for its big-screen gala opener on Sept. 6: David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King.
Netflix may have been left out of the Cannes Film Festival this year, but the streaming outlet is dominating the fall festival season.
Netflix ran into conflict earlier this year with Cannes over France’s strict policy on streaming windows for theatrical releases, which ultimately led to the distributor pulling its films from consideration for the festival. By landing TIFF’s opening night slot, Netflix now looks to be a dominant force at the Canadian festival with multiple high-profile films in the program.
Read more about Outlaw King and Netflix at TIFF here.