From Wreckin Hill Entertainment comes the British box-office smash The Inbetweeners, set to open in the U.S. in eight markets cross-country on September 7, 2012.
The film, based on the popular UK television series of the same name, recently had the biggest opening week ever in the UK for a live action comedy. Already reaching the $100 million mark worldwide, the movie is aiming to do even more comedic damage here in the states.
Written and produced by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, directed by Ben Palmer, the movie stars the original television cast. This time around, Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas star as recent grads embarking on a legendary celebration to Crete that doesn’t disappoint.
The television show aired from 2008 to 2010, and focused on the shenanigans and emerging adulthood of a post-adolescent group of friends who could rather impolitely be referred to as the “freaks” of their high school class. In fact, the cast and plot is reminiscent of that cult-classic U.S. show, Freaks and Geeks (Paul Feig, 1999-2000), and one could even draw a few similarities to something like Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007). Judging by its homeland success, one can expect a similarly hilarious showing here from this #1 UK comedy.
For theater listings and the Red Band trailer, visit the U.S. site. And look for The Inbetweeners in select theaters from New York to LA on September 7th.