Published Nov 6, 2015 Updated May 27, 2021, 4:42 pm CDT
Lionsgate announced Friday that three big names in the YouTube prank community have joined forces for a movie called Natural Born Pranksters.
VitalyzdTV, Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady are set to star in the movie, which is reportedly being released in theaters, electronic sell-through, and video-on-demand platforms in early 2016.
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT..I CANT BELIEVE IT HARD WORK PAYS OFF https://t.co/G1IfgzamwJ THANK YOU EVERYONE.— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) November 6, 2015
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT..I CANT BELIEVE IT HARD WORK PAYS OFF https://t.co/G1IfgzamwJ THANK YOU EVERYONE.
.@Lionsgate buys 'Natural Born Pranksters' starring @Vitalyzdtv @RomanAtwood & @DennisRoady https://t.co/8Oe9yzTeKK pic.twitter.com/iXqXYAjV4B— Variety (@Variety) November 6, 2015
.@Lionsgate buys 'Natural Born Pranksters' starring @Vitalyzdtv @RomanAtwood & @DennisRoady https://t.co/8Oe9yzTeKK pic.twitter.com/iXqXYAjV4B
This news comes hot on the heels of Lionsgate announcing a feature-length movie starring YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart.
The studio is also developing both a film with The Janoskians and Freddie Wong’s RocketJump Hulu series.
Basically, it’s a good time to be a YouTuber who knows someone at Lionsgate.
H/T Mashable | Screengrab via Variety/Twitter
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.