YouTube's The Fine Brothers to Produce Teen Movie
The directing duo is known for the Kids React franchise
The Fine Brothers are taking their talents to the big screen.
The duo, who made a name for themselves on YouTube with a series of comedic videos in which kids react to popular videos, have teamed with Big Block Entertainment Group to produce a teen comedy film. The untitled project will look at the clique-filled world of high school.
Benny and Rafi Fine will write, direct and produce the project. Big Block's Tom Pellegrini (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) and Scott Prisand (Rock of Ages) will produce and Big Block founder Scott Benson will executive produce. Max Benator, the Fine Brothers' manager and producing partner, will executive produce.
"We are thrilled to be working alongside Big Block," the Fine Brothers said in a joint statement. "We haven't made a feature-length film since we were teenagers, and we're excited to be making one now. Consider this our spin on classics like Can't Hardly Wait and Mean Girls, and we can't wait to unleash this movie to our 10 million-plus subscribers and beyond."
The Brooklyn-born brothers, who have been making YouTube videos for a number of years, became Internet sensations after their Kids React series found a large audience, leading to spinoffs such as Teens React, Elders React and YouTubers React. Nickelodeon in April announced that it had given a series order to adaptation ReactToThat. Their primary YouTube channel now has more than 10.7 million subscribers.
"This film plays into Big Block's strategy to develop compelling content targeted to the needs and desires of a specific audience," said Benson. "The Fine Brothers are masters at creating great short-form content and have a loyal base of fans that deserve to see a long-form video presentation of their creative production."
The Fine Brothers are represented by William Morris Endeavor.