Dan Gilroy’s satirical contemporary art world thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw” will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but ticketholders at the Sundance Film Festival got a sneak peek at the film Sunday night in Park City, Utah.

The film reunites Gilroy with his wife Rene Russo and her fellow “Nightcrawler” star Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s about a deceased artist’s paintings that start to kill people.

Gilroy says he is a Netflix disciple now, both for how its democratized accessibility for audiences and also for how the studio is taking chances on edgy films that traditional studios don’t often make anymore.

Jake Gyllenhaal poses for a portrait to promote the film
Jake Gyllenhaal poses for a portrait to promote the film “Velvet Buzzsaw” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Zawe Ashton poses for a portrait to promote the film
Zawe Ashton poses for a portrait to promote the film “Velvet Buzzsaw” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Writer/director Dan Gilroy poses for a portrait to promote the film
Writer/director Dan Gilroy poses for a portrait to promote the film “Velvet Buzzsaw” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Jake Gyllenhaal poses for a portrait to promote the film
Jake Gyllenhaal poses for a portrait to promote the film “Velvet Buzzsaw” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Actress Rene Russo poses at the premiere of
Actress Rene Russo poses at the premiere of “Velvet Buzzsaw” during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Producer Jennifer Fox poses at the premiere of
Producer Jennifer Fox poses at the premiere of “Velvet Buzzsaw” during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

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