YouTube Plans Rom-Com Feature 'We Love You' for Red Service
YouTuber Yousef Erakat, Viner Lele Pons and 'Dear White People' actor Justin Dobies are set to star.
YouTube has selected the next film for its Red subscription service.
As part of a multi-project deal with AwesomenessTV, the Google-owned streamer has started production on We Love You, starring YouTuber Yousef Erakat (aka fouseyTube), Viner Lele Pons and Dear White People actor Justin Dobies.
Huck Botko (The Virginity Hit) is directing the romantic comedy, which also stars digital talent Ray William Johnson and Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen, as well as Joe Hursley (Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything) and Londale Theus, Jr. (Is It Me?).
Dobies and Erakat star in We Love You as best friends who fall for the same girl (Pons). When they have the idea that she might be cool enough to date them both, they embark on an experiment that challenges everything they know about dating.
"We Love You is a contemporary love story with a comedic twist," said Awesomeness Films president Matt Kaplan. "It is the kind of film, supported by a cast of talented actors, that we know our audience loves."
This is the third project from DreamWorks Animation-owned ATV that will premiere on YouTube Red, the $10 a month subscription service launched last fall. Feature-length film Dance Camp bowed in February and series Foursome is set to premiere March 30.
"In less than a year, Awesomeness Films has established itself as a leader in creating films audiences love, and we're excited to partner with them again on their next film," said YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels.
Production on We Love You has begun on location in South Carolina. Jon Shestack is producing.
Botko is repped by Paradigm and Hansen Jacobson; Erakat is with CAA; Pons is repped by UTA and 3 Arts; and Dobies is with Paradigm and Inphenate.