The Inbetweeners sequel is in development, with stars netting £2.5m each – |
The spin-off film from the successful E4 TV show, which Beelsey c0-wrote with Ian Morris, follows four socially-troubled adolescents on holiday in Malia.
Lead actors Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Simon Bird and Blake Harrison look set to receive £2.5 million each from the sequel after the first movie – for which they were paid £500,000 apiece – was such a success.
Released in August 2011, it made over £45 million at the box office, on a budget of £3.5 million.
The film set a new record for the most successful opening weekend ever achieved by a comedy film in the UK, grossing over £2.5 million in 409 cinemas on its first day of release.
The Inbetweeners Movie will be released on 7 September 2012 in the United States. On 3 July 2012, it was announced a U.S. adaptation of The Inbetweeners Movie will also be made, after Morris and Beesley were approached by Paramount Pictures to lead the project.
The original film was directed by Ben Palmer, but it isn’t confirmed whether he will be part of the American remake or British sequel.
Beesley said: “I don’t want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel. We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go.”
A source told The Sun: “The Inbetweeners took off like a rocket, far beyond many expectations.
“The budget was low and no one got shedloads of money up front so understandably everyone wants to cash in the second time round.”