They’ve conquered YouTube, toured worldwide and been the cause of at least half a dozen moral panics — and now, the Janoskians will get to showcase their shenanigans on a much bigger screen.
Deadline reports that the Australian quintet, who are best known for viral video stunts in which they pretend to wack off on strangers at shopping malls (among other things), have signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop and star in a new feature film. The flick might see them following in the famous footsteps of high-profile pranksters like the “Jackass” crew.
The plot of the movie will center on the Janoskians’ attempts to throw a huge party in Los Angeles, but it’ll be the promise of spontaneous, testosterone-fueled craziness on the part of group members Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks, Luke Brooks, Daniel Sahyounie and James Yammouni that should make this movie a hit. The report on the deal promises “stunts, public pranks and wish fulfillment,” which might mean some exciting opportunities for avid fans to participate.
With a modest budget, producers will be relying on the guys’ charisma and screen presence to lure audiences to the theater. But considering that they’ve already caused crowd-control crises at malls worldwide and singlehandedly shut down Times Square, packing a bunch of movie theaters to capacity should be a piece of cake.