MTV is set to premiere their small screen Americanized version of THE INBETWEENERS on August 20, which follows the lives of a quartet of suburban teens who fall somewhere in the middle of the cool-to-geek spectrum and now, Paramount Pictures is looking to bring the popular British sitcom to the BIG screen with a stateside feature film.
The series has already spawned a feature adaptation on the other side of the pond last year, which became the highest grossing comedy U.K. history but Paramount wants to continue that success and have tapped Iain Morris, who co-created the original series with Damon Beesley, to pen the U.S. version of the film. The U.K.’s INBETWEENERS hits theaters domestically on September 7.
As for the MTV series, it stars Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman and Mark L. Young. Before the network took a stab at THE INBETWEENERS, ABC produced a pilot based on the British series back in 2008 but it was never picked up.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter