The Hunger Games and La La Land coming to YouTube to solve our lockdown boredom

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are on their way to solve our lockdown boredom, with the likes of The Hunger Games and La La Land set to stream on YouTube. We’re so ready. Lionsgate will be dropping some of its best-known films, including La La Land (2 May), Eddie the Eagle (9 May), Bend It Like Beckham (16 May) and The Hunger Games (23 May) on YouTube. Plus, celebs are being enlisted to host watch parties for the movies, with stars like Jonathan Ross, Edith Bowman, Jack Whitehall and Keith Lemon getting involved.

We always said La La Land could use a little more Keith. And it’s not just to entertain fans- the watch parties will also be for a good cause, raising money for NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal and The Film and TV Charity COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games will be free to stream on YouTube (Picture: Lionsgate)

Plus, revisiting the world of Panem will be a great refresher ahead of the Hunger Games prequel movie, which has recently been confirmed. Suzanne Collins, author of the hit series, announced that Lionsgate have picked up the next installment of her books titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which will give fans a glimpse into life before the series’ main events. Film and TV fanatics have been loving getting involved in watch parties to pass the time in lockdown, with everyone getting stuck into Marvel’s #QuarantineWatchParty, especially after the one year anniversary of the release of Avengers: Endgame.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in La La Land (Picture: Getty Images)

Elsewhere, John Barrowman hosted a watch party for Torchwood, while Doctor Who fans have been obsessed with hearing extra trivia from the cast as they rewatch their favourite episodes. Meanwhile, YouTuber Kalen Allen went his own way, calling in a little help from Beyonce for his watch party.


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