Here's a piece of an interview with fukunaga:
Cary: Financing-wise or execution-wise?
Cary: Execution-wise, yeah. We didn't break any rules, per se, in terms of safety. But content, would Hollywood have made a movie about this? Who knows? I certainly don't think Hollywood would have made a movie like this without a sort of bankable, probably white actor sort of leading us through it. [Laughs]
my point is that the movie theaters are using that "90 day exclusivity" as an excuse, but if this movie had "a bankable white actor" they wouldnt care
edit: basically, if netflix aint decide to pick it up, it woulda never came out
netflix aint have nothing to do with production, only distribution
Edited by Hand2HandKing - 10/18/15 at 6:03pm