COVID-19: Lionsgate to livestream films to raise funds for GiveIndia

Mumbai, May 7 (PTI) Lionsgate India has announced that it will be livestreaming some of its hit movies as part of a new initiative to raise funds for people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The studio has partnered with Facebook for the initiative 'Lionsgate Live! A Night at The Movies' during which it will screen a Hollywood blockbusters on four Fridays starting May 8.

The movies to be screened are Jennifer Lawrence-starrer 'The Hunger Games', Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's 'Twilight', heist movie 'Now You See Me 2' and 'Wonder', starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and jacob Tremblay.

Lionsgate has enlisted popular film stars Anil Kapoor, Ananya Panday and Sanya Malhotra to participate in this initiative.

Viewers can watch these films with their friends and family during the livestreaming and can also donate by pressing the button next to the video. All the proceeds from the initiative will go towards NGO GiveIndia .

'This will be a unique opportunity for viewers to extend their support and donate for this charitable cause. Moreover, we are delighted to have Ananya Panday, Sanya Malhotra and Anil Kapoor on board who will help us to spread awareness of this ground-breaking initiative,' Rohit Jain, Managing Director Lionsgate South Asia, said in a statement. PTI RB RB BK BK