Streaming shrinks the Hollywood star

Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, stars of the HBO show The Undoing, would not have been seen dead on the small screen a few years ago, but the growth of streaming has made performers less snooty about television, says the writer. PHOTO: HBO
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(FINANCIAL TIMES) - Hollywood thrives on loud, colourful confrontations in films such as last year's Avengers: Endgame and the forthcoming Godzilla Vs Kong. So directors and actors have not held back since WarnerMedia declared that it would suspend nearly a century of tradition in the face of pandemic disruption.

Warner is to release all of its 17 new films next year on its streaming service HBO Max at the same time as in United States cinemas.

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