You Can Watch a Free Livestream of John Wick This Friday Night
This Friday, May 8, John Wick is donning his best black suit and coming out of retirement all over again to bring you an action-packed movie theater experience at home.
To put it in plain terms, Lionsgate will livestream John Wick (2014) for free on YouTube tomorrow night, starting at 9 p.m. EST. Even if you’re a certified John Wick superfan who owns the entire trilogy on DVD and rewatched the first film just yesterday, you might still want to tune in to this event—it’s hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and features special messages from several key franchise cast members, including Halle Berry, Lance Reddick, Asia Kate Dillon, and the man behind the sharp-dressed sharpshooter himself: Keanu Reeves.
Directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch will also make virtual appearances, as will a few familiar faces who aren’t affiliated with the John Wick universe, like Keira Knightley, Jesse Eisenberg, and Melissa Joan Hart, who will offer words of support and gratitude to movie theater workers furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The star-studded affair is the latest in the “Lionsgate Live: A Night at the Movies” series, where a different film is aired on YouTube each Friday night. So far, they’ve livestreamed The Hunger Games (2012), Dirty Dancing (1987), and La La Land (2016), making this week’s selection the first geared toward action film aficionados.
Though the livestreams are completely free, the goal of the initiative is to raise money for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, which is currently providing financial relief to out-of-work theater employees. If you’d like to contribute to the fund—maybe the amount you’d normally spend on a movie ticket—you can do so here.