'The Inbetweeners' to become US movie?

The British creators of the teen comedy are apparently developing an Americanised film version

'The Inbetweeners' to become US movie?

A US film version of The Inbetweeners is apparently in the pipeline.

According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has recruited the show's creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, to write and produce an Americanised big screen version of the teen comedy. Beesley is also being lined up to direct the film.

The US film will apparently be "inspired by" the British original, but will involve different different characters and a road trip theme. The British film follows the characters from the original UK TV series as they take an ill-fated holiday to Crete.

The Inbetweeners Movie, also written by Beesley and Morris, became the highest-grossing comedy film in UK box office history after earning more than £45 million in cinemas last year. It is scheduled to open in the US on September 7.

The Inbetweeners, starring Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas, ran for three seasons as an E4 sitcom before spawning a spin-off film. A US version of the TV series, executive produced by Beesley and Morris, will premiere on MTV next month (August).

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