Exciting news coming out of TNT Africa this afternoon with confirmation of the launch of its first TNT Original production from the brand-new movies. Produced by WarnerMedia’s Particular Crowd (Turner Latin America’s original movie banner), the movies have never been seen before on our continent.
Presenting a wide range of mainstream entertainment genres including renowned international casts, the TNT Original slate offers a brand-new, original movie premiere on the first Saturday of every month from the 4th of July.
Kicking things off is the Escape from Pretoria, 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!
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 also 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.
It doesn’t end there, as fellow film fanatic and movie critic, Stephen Aspeling, better known as SPL!NG, is inviting all of us to join him for the premiere of Escape from Pretoria taking place on Saturday, 4 July, at 20:00 CAT on TNT Africa, DStv channel 137 and GOtv channel 16. You can join in the SPL!NG watch party experience with other movie fans by following #BingeingWithSpling on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/SplingMovies and @SplingMovies using #TNToriginals and Escapefrompretoria.