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YouTube will release its next film in cinemas.

'Vulture Club' stars Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon ('Thelma & Louise') as an emergency room nurse whose son was kidnapped by terrorists. It also features Edie Falco ('The Sopranos') and Matt Bomer ('Magic Mike').

The film is already in post-production.

The film is part of YouTube Red, the video service's paid-for content section. (YouTube Red isn't available in the UK.) YouTube recently announced it's investing hundreds of millions of dollars into Red, and this move suggests it's getting serious about taking on Amazon and Netflix when it comes to original content.

Both of these rivals have previously launched their films in cinemas, as well as hosting them on their streaming platforms.

There's no word on which cinemas 'Vulture Club' will come to, or whether it will see a cinematic release beyond US shores.

YouTube has a bit of a chequered track record when it comes to original feature films. 'Lazer Team' flopped in 2016, and the Eminem-produced hip-hop comedy-drama 'Bodied' didn't exactly make waves. It also bought the rights to 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!', though it since dropped the film after its star Morgan Spurlock admitted to previous instances of sexual misconduct and harassment.

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