Netflix sets release dates for original films including Fukunaga drama, Sandler comedy

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Netflix's upcoming slate of original films will begin rolling out with Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation" in October and Adam Sandler's "The Ridiculous Six" in December.

The streaming network announced release plans for four movies on Tuesday, laying out the schedule for its high-profile push into original films.

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The first to hit the service will be Fukunaga's Nigerian child solider tale "Beasts of No Nation." It will become available on Netflix on Oct. 16, the day it opens in select U.S. theaters.

"The Ridiculous Six" is a comedic Western coming Dec. 11. It's the first of four films from Sandler for Netflix.

The sequel "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" will open in the first quarter of 2016. And the Judd Apatow-produced "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" will arrive next March.