The Janoskians Movie: YouTube Stars That Shut Down NYC Times Square Announce Deal on Twitter

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Janoskians, the famed YouTube stars, have announced that they’re going to star in a movie.

“We would just like to thank everyone who supported us and believed in us,” the group of five said via Twitter to their 1.23 million fans.

“We are Proud to announce we are making a movie with Lionsgate.”

The group–Beau Brooks, Luke Brooks, Jai Brooks, Daniel Sahbounie, and James Yammouni–have become incredibly popular over the past few years since making their debut in 2011.

They’re originally from Australia.

As an example of their popularity, swarms of fans basically shut down New York City’s Times Square when they appeared there earlier this year.

The group didn’t detail the movie plans but Deadline obtained more information.

Lionsgate is going to develop a feature film that could be the start of multiple movies.

“The plan is to hatch a partially scripted comedy that will be 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,” it said.

“Comedian Dan Ahdoot will write and Danny Lee (Road To Brooklyn) will direct, and the film will be produced by Awesomeness TV CEO and Smallville‘s Brian Robbins along with Jeremy Skaller, latter of whom manages the troupe. The film will carry a modest budget and, if it catches on, could be another Jackass, the TV show that has minted money for Paramount as a feature film.”

Beau said 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.”

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.