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The Inbetweeners is coming to America.
The popular British movie, which was spun off a hit Channel 4 TV show, has been picked up for U.S. release by fledgling production and distribution outfit Wrekin Hill Entertainment.
The company plans to open the raunchy comedy theatrically in spring 2012.
Known in the U.K. as The Inbetweeners Movie and described as a British American Pie, the film focuses on four loser friends who are guided by their hormones. In the movie, the four boys to on a vacation to Greece “in search of high times and wild sex – with no parents, no teachers, no money, and little to no chance with the ladies,” according to Wrekin Hill.
The film stars Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, and Joe Thomas. Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, who created, exec produced and the wrote the series, which ran from 2008 to 2010, penned the script for the film. The duo also exec produced the movie.
The movie has grossed almost $70 million at the U.K. box office since opening in August 2011 and made over $10 million in Australia and New Zealand. MTV is adapting the series for American audiences.
IM Global brokered the deal on behalf of Channel 4 and the filmmakers.
Wrekin Hill’s next release will be The Flowers of War, which stars Christian Bale and is directed by House of the Flying Daggers filmmaker Zhang Yimou.
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