Wrekin Hill Entertainment acquired U.S. rights to the Ben Palmer-directed The Inbetweeners, a film that has grossed $70 million in the UK since opening last August. Iain Morris and Damon Beesley penned the script for the film based on the British TV series. The film stars James Buckley, Blake Harrison, and Joe Thomas. Christopher Young produced and Channel 4’s Shane Allen is executive producer with Beesley and Morris. Wrekin Hill plans to release theatrically in the U.S. in late spring.
The pic has grossed over $10 million in Australia/New Zealand, and MTV is shooting an American version of the television series that was created by Morris and Beesley, who are exec producers and writers of the show. Pic is a raunchy teen comedy about four loser friends navigating their way through life armed only with their hormones. Step into a world of humiliation and awkward moments as Will, Jay, Simon and Neil go on their first 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. The deal was negotiated by Wrekin’s Chris Ball and Rene Cogan with Stuart Ford and Jonathan Deckter of IM Global on behalf of Channel 4 and the filmmakers. CAA repped the writers.