If there’s anyone who could play both a brutal boxer and a clean-cut priest in the same movie, it’s surely Mark Wahlberg. And its drama to come Father Stuthis is exactly what Wahlberg does.
In theaters next week, Father Stu is based on the true story of Stuart Long, a former boxer with a promising career that was cut short due to ill health. Eventually, Long’s path led him to the Roman Catholic Church and the priesthood. Although he died young at 50 in 2014, no one can dispute that Long lived a lifetime. And now his life will be seen on the big screen.
Written and directed by Rosalind Ross, Father Stu also stars Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Teresa Ruiz. It’s undoubtedly your dad’s new favorite movie, so here’s what you need to know about where to watch Father Stu and when to expect Father Stu in streaming.
WHERE TO WATCH THE MARK WAHLBERG FILM FATHER STU:
Right now the only place to look Father Stu is in a movie theater when it opens on Wednesday, April 13. You can find a screening at a movie theater near you here. After the theatrical release of the film, you will be able to buy Father Stu on digital platforms like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu.
WHEN FATHER STU STREAMING?
The short answer is: we don’t know. A digital release date for Father Stu has not yet been announced. Another Sony movie, Unexplored, will be available to rent for $19.99 on VOD on April 26, after about two months in theaters. Yes Father Stu follows a similar release strategy, you may be able to rent the film for $19.99 around early June 2022.
You may also see Father Stu on Disney+ and Netflix. Read on for more information.
WILL FATHER STU BE ON DISNEY+ OR HULU?
Father Stu may be on Hulu or Disney+ eventually, but you’ll have to wait. Last year, Disney struck a deal with Sony to bring Spider Man and other Sony titles on Disney, Disney+, and Hulu streamers, following the movies’ release on Netflix, starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate. The deal will bring Sony titles, such as Father Stu to Disney platforms for their Pay 2 windows, which are expected to be just over 18 months after the film opens in theaters. Therefore you can see father stuoon Disney streaming platforms around September or October 2023.
WILL FATHER STU BE ON HBO MAX?
No. Father Stu is a Sony movie, not a Warner Bros movie. Additionally, HBO Max won’t be showing any more movies in theaters in 2022. (Last year, Warner Bros. opted to simulcast its streaming movie slate, meaning HBO Max subscribers could watch movies like Matrix Resurrections at home. This year, however, Warner Bros. will run for 45 days only in theaters before moving to HBO Max.)
EAST FATHER STU ON NETFLIX?
Not at the moment, but it will be one day. While you certainly won’t see Father Stu on Netflix ahead of its video-on-demand release, last year Sony signed a deal to bring the studio’s slate of 2022 films to Netflix during the “Pay 1 window,” which was 18 months after the theatrical release of the movie, but could be even sooner, given that most movie theater windows have been reduced from 90 days to 45 days during the COVID-19 pandemic. So it’s possible you’ll see Father Stu on Netflix in 2023.
In other words, it may take some time before Father Stu is available to stream at home. If you want to see Mark Wahlberg’s new movie as soon as possible, you should try to see Father Stu in theatres.
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