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Lionsgate Releasing YouTube Sensation SMOSH’s First Movie

Lionsgate Releasing YouTube Sensation SMOSH’s First Movie

Lionsgate has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for “The SMOSH Movie,” starring YouTube comedic duo Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. The movie was financed by DEFY Media and Awesomeness TV.

SMOSH, a Defy Media property is one of its most prolific brands, earning the title of most subscribed channel on YouTube on three different occasions. 

“‘The SMOSH Movie’ brings to life a YouTube comedy franchise beloved by fans around the world and reflects our commitment to extend storytelling in exciting new directions that reach today’s digital audience,” said Jason Constantine, president of Lionsgate Acquisitions & Co-Productions in a statement. 
“We’re delighted to extend our relationship with the versatile and incredibly talented Brian Robbins, with whom we’re partnered on a range of film, television and digital properties, as well as to add one of DEFY Media’s great digital properties to our roster.” 

The movie’s synopsis, according to a press release, described the movie’s plotline as “a high-concept ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ for 2014.” 

“The SMOSH Movie” will also feature other Internet celebrities such as Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Shane Dawson, Mark Fischback (Markiplier) and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval, as well as Jillian Nelson, Brittany Ross, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Michael Ian Black.

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