The Hunger Games, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, is now available on Netflix Ireland. The movie is being made available to Netflix subscribers in Ireland and the UK before the US.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive online home for The Hunger Games in the UK and Ireland,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “Since launching in the UK and Ireland in January 2012, we have continued to expand our offering of great movies and TV programmes, and we think our members are going to love the latest addition to the service.”
It’ll be interesting to see if the high profile launches like this one and the recent Netflix production of House of Cards will help boost the service’s already high numbers.
In case you haven’t seen The Hunger Games ..
Based on Suzanne Collins’ book, the action-thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland takes place in Panem – a country divided into 12 districts and ruled by the Capitol. As retribution for a past rebellion, two young people from every district are required to participate in the “Hunger Games,” an annual televised event in which “tributes” fight to the death until only a victor remains. The story follows protagonist, Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers to take her younger sister’s place in the games.
The Hunger Games is the first part of a trilogy, with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire due to be released on IMAX in November of this year.
- Netflix nabs exclusive rights for The Hunger Games, available in the UK and Ireland first from March 3 (thenextweb.com)