Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t watch the latest movies with your friends

Join a Watch Party on social media, and you and other Daniel Radcliffe fans can enjoy the TNT premiere of his latest movie together.

The premiere of Escape from Pretoria will take place on Saturday, 4 July, at 20:00 CAT on TNT Africa, DStv channel 137 and GOtv channel 16. So make some popcorn, grab your favourite beverage and find a comfy spot on the couch to enjoy this “race-against-time thriller”.

If you’re social-distancing, you don’t have to watch alone!

Join a virtual audience by following the SPL!NG watch party experience with other movie fans by following #BingeingWithSpling on Facebook and Twitter at and @SplingMovies using #TNToriginals and #Escapefrompretoria. There will even be some fun prizes up for grabs.

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Based on a true story

Escape from Pretoria is based on the true story of Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber).

The young, white South Africans were branded ‘terrorists’ working covert operations for Nelson Mandela’s banned ANC. Incarcerated in Pretoria Central Prison’s maximum-security wing in 1978, they decide to send the apartheid regime a clear message and escape!

With ingenuity, meticulous surveillance, and wooden keys crafted for 10 steel doors, they make a bid for freedom…

Beyond a thrilling will-they-won’t-they-escape, this is the story of an oppressed majority’s struggle and two ordinary men who stood up to be counted in the pursuit of equality for all.

More movie premieres on the cards

Escape from Pretoria  is not the only movie you can watch from the comfort of your home. The TNT Original slate will be offering a brand-new, original movie premiere the first Saturday of every month from 4 July.

Other action-packed titles include Buffaloed, directed by Tanya Wexler; Human Capital, a thriller starring Liev Screiber and directed by Marc Meyers; and Guns Akimbo with Daniel Radcliffe in the lead and follows a mild-mannered man relying on his newly acquired, forcefully attached handgun to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.

The “new normal” is a chance to enjoy world-class entertainment in the comfort of your home. Join SPLING’s Watch Parties to participate in the experience with other movie fans.

Watch the trailer below: