Wed 06 Dec 2017, 08:00
From Friday, 8 December tune in to M-Net Movies Action for The Hunger Games franchise.
Book your seat for Friday nights in December, when M-Net Movies Action present the Jennifer Lawrence blockbuster films, The Hunger Games.
Every Friday this month from 8 December, tune in to DStv channel 110, or stream the channel on DStv Now, and follow the action at 20:00.
The movies have an all-star cast, have given us one liners we love to say (May the odds ever be in your favour), and also showed us how scary reality TV can be.
Based on the best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games takes place in Panem, a dystopian society, where teenagers go on TV, where they’re fighting for their lives – literally. But things soon change, when the people of Panem stage a revolution.
Before tuning in to see one of the world’s most successful franchise come to life, here are a few fun facts about The Hunger Games movies.
Nigerian born Dayo Okeniyi plays Thresh, in the first The Hunger Games movie. He read all three books in the days before auditioning for the role.
Gary Ross directed the first movie in the franchise. The remaining three movies of The Hunger Games franchise was directed by Francis Lawrence. Gary Ross also directed Ocean’s Eight, which boasted an all-star cast including Sandra Bullock and Rihanna.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing movie in America in 2013.
Two Game of Thrones actresses can be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth).
There are four Academy Award winners in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for Capote, Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook and Julianne Moore won Best Actress for Still Alice.
WATCH: Still Alice on DStv Catch Up.
The third book in the series is split into two movies, just like the Harry Potter series and Twilight.
Stay connected and enjoy The Hunger Games movies, every Friday from 8 December on M-Net Movies Action.