Twitter today announced it will live-stream the red carpet premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' Suicide Squad in New York on Aug. 1 at 6 PM ET, in partnership with Warner Bros. and BuzzFeed. The livestream, produced and hosted by BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, will feature exclusive interviews with the film's talent and red carpet commentary, with BFMP's Keith Habersberger and release date. Here's what Ross Hoffman, VP of Global Media at Twitter, had to say in a statement.
"People come to Twitter to see what's happening, many to see what's happening in entertainment. They talk about movies every single day: before, during and after the movies are released. With this partnership, we're bringing live video entertainment to meet this growing demand. Warner Bros. and BuzzFeed are entertainment leaders and we're thrilled to bring their high quality content to the masses."
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, Suicide Squad. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016. Here's what Matthew Henick, head of development at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, had to say in his statement.
"We're learning so much about how to make live content relatable and shareable. Twitter and Warner Brothers are perfect partners to further explore live video and bring the red carpet experience to a global fanbase."
In Suicide Squad, when Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Amanda Waller's plan to unite the baddest of the bad gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with a whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices - developed by Wayne Enterprises - inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley. The live stream starts at 6 PM PM/3 PM PT today, which you can watch by clicking on the link in the tweet below.