Roku Makes Deal with Lionsgate for ‘John Wick,’ ‘Expendables 4’ + More

Roku to broadcast John Wick, other Lionsgate pics - Courtesy

The Roku Channel will stream Lionsgate films in a multiyear deal beginning with the studio’s 2022 theatrical releases, it was announced.

The agreement will include properties such as the blockbuster John Wick action franchise starring Keanu Reeves, Expendables 4, featuring an A-list cast of action stars, and Borderlands, directed by Eli Roth and starring Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black.

Also streaming will be director Kelly Fremon Craig’s Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret, produced by James L. Brooks and adapted from the Judy Blume classic, White Bird: A Wonder Story, starring Helen Mirren and Gillian Anderson in the follow-up to Wonder, and the Nicolas Cage-starrer The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Under the terms of the agreement, The Roku Channel will receive two separate windows for each film, the first of which provides exclusive rights to Lionsgate’s film slate immediately following its first window on STARZ.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with our longstanding partner Lionsgate to provide our audience with exclusive first-time, free access to Lionsgate’s theatrical slate,” said Rob Holmes, vice president of programming for Roku. “This innovative approach creates value for both parties, and most importantly provides the millions of streamers on The Roku Channel with the opportunity to enjoy these compelling titles via this unique window.”

Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel offers free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform.