Directed by Danny Lee, the comedy follows the Janoskians after they are invited to perform a stunt at a star-studded birthday bash for Alison, the daughter of a famous media mogul (Tyson). When their act gets cancelled at the last minute, the pranksters plan the ultimate heist to hijack the dull party and create the largest public disturbance of their lives.
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Additional cast members include Bobby Lee, Skyler Samuels, Amber Stevens West, Joey Lawrence, and DJ Dillon Francis. The script hails from Dan Ahdoot, Don Deleon, Paul Davidson, and Tommy Honton.
The Australian comedy entertainment group are teaming up with Lionsgate to produce a movie based on their 'social disturbance' comedy.
The film, written by Dan Ahdoot, will include stunts and public pranks as well as a partially-written script as The Janoskians adjust to life in Los Angeles and plan to throw a huge party.
Beau Brooks from The Janoskians said: "In our wildest dreams, we never thought we would end up working with a company like Lionsgate. They take risks, break rules and make epic movies.
"We can't wait to take our pranks and jokes to the next level. We know we are lucky, and we will make the most of it, we promise you!"
The group uploaded their first 'Awkward Train Situations' video to YouTube back in 2011 and now have over 2 million subscribers and more than 200 million combined views.
Sporting a rabid online following with over 15 million followers, the group's brand has been successful enough to lead to a sold-out worldwide Live Nation tour last year, a clothing line, video game and a record deal.
The plan is for a partially scripted, modestly budgeted comedy packed with stunts, public pranks and wish fulfillment as the group adjusts to life in Los Angeles with the vow to throw the most epic party ever.
Comedian Dan Ahdoot will write and Danny Lee ("Road To Brooklyn"). Brian Robbins and Jeremy Skaller will produce the film which could well become the next "Jackass" franchise.
The group's members, Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks, Luke Brooks, Daniel Sahyounie and James Yammouni, will star in this partially-scripted comedy, which follows The Janoskians as they transition from Australia to Los Angeles, and go on a quest to throw the biggest party ever. The movie will also be filled with public pranks and stunts.
Here's what Beau Brooks had to say in a statement.
"In our wildest dreams we never thought we would end up working with a company like Lionsgate. They take risks, break rules and make epic movies. We can't wait to take our pranks and jokes to the next level. We know we are lucky, and we will make the most of it, we promise you."
Danny Lee (Rock Fresh) is directing from a script by
Episodes: Eight but none aired (half-hour)
TV show dates: N/A
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicholas Braun, Amanda Lund, Dan Ahdoot, Parvesh Cheena, and Steve Talley
TV show description:
This comedy revolves around a pair of best friends in their twenties who've moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to start cool new jobs at Groupon. While they have some things in common, the buddies can't agree on how to socially engage in their new city.
Evan (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) prefers to socialize online at home in his underwear -- web-chatting and playing poker with his Hoosier buddies like Mike (Parveesh Cheena), Sully (Tim Robinson) and Farhad (Dan Ahdoot).
Meanwhile, Rob (Nicholas Braun) is eager to embrace the big city scene and meet new
Co-created by Ajay Sahgal and Alan Kirschenbaum, Friend Me revolves around two young best friends (Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Braun) who move from Indiana to Los Angeles to work for Groupon. While one wants to recreate himself in the big city, the other wants to hold onto his hometown roots and relationships. Others in the cast include Amanda Lund, Dan Ahdoot, Parvesh Cheena, and Steve Talley.
The sitcom was ordered to series in May 2012 and was expected to debut mid-season. Kirschenbaum tragically took his own life in October 2012 and the network opted not to include the show in their mid-season plans in December.
The show's fate still seemed up in the air but,
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