Peter Atencio’s action comedy The Machine has been given a US Netflix release date for September this year.
Notably, the movie was inspired by the 2016 stand-up routine of the same name by Bert Kreischer. It stars the comedian and podcaster as a fictionalised version of himself, as well as Mark Hamill, Jimmy Tatro, Iva Babić, Stephanie Kurtzuba and Jessica Gabor.
A synopsis for the film reads: “The past comes back to haunt Bert Kreischer when a murderous mobster tries to kidnap him to atone for his crimes. With help from his estranged father, Bert must retrace the steps of his younger self as a sociopathic crime family goes to war.”
The movie has divided opinion. It has a 22% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes but an 89% audience score on the site, which is backed up by it sitting at an over-average 6.8 on IMDb.
A deal was struck in April 2021 that meant that all Sony titles from 2022 would arrive at the US’s Netflix shortly after being released. Due to being distributed by Sony subsidiary Screen Gems, The Machine has been confirmed to be amongst the movies arriving on Netflix in the US before the end of the year.
Now, with a new page cropping up on the site, it has been confirmed that the movie will be arriving on September 23rd this year. Other Sony titles coming to Netflix this year and later include 65, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Love Again, and Big George Foreman.
Watch the trailer for The Machine below.