Lebowski's 'The Dude' will abide on Facebook
Friday 19 August 2011
The cast of the 1998 cult classic
The Big Lebowski, starring Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, reunited in New York City this week for the Lebowski Fest, August 15-16, and to celebrate the release of the film on high-def Blu-ray.
News followed on August 18 that the film would be streamed on Facebook for US viewers. Lebowski is now available to fans for 30 Facebook credits (US$3) and renters have a 48-hour viewing period.
Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, Lebowski is a story of a stoner a/k/a ‘The Dude,' who is mistaken for a millionaire. It co-stars Julianne Moore ( The Kids Are All Right), John Goodman ( Monsters Inc.), John Turturro ( Transformers) and Steve Buscemi ( Fargo).
Universal's Social Theater app allows people to rent films through Facebook fan pages and "participate in a communal viewing experience by contributing 'likes' and comments while monitoring the comments from friends of the movie," the press release explained.
Previous films to stream on Facebook have included Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight.
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