Feature Film ‘People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan’ Based On BBC BAFTA-Winning Series Beings Shooting

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28 Nov 19

Feature Film ‘People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan’ Based On BBC BAFTA-Winning Series Beings Shooting

Filming has begun on ‘People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan’, the feature film adaptation/continuation of the BBC two-time BAFTA-winning series it has been announced.

Since the end of their pirate radio station, life has been quiet for the Kurupt FM boys, but everything is about to change. News reaches them that one of their songs has been used on a popular game show in Japan. They’ve made it! Their music is reaching hundreds of thousands of people! It’s finally time for them to enjoy the fame and fortune that they’ve always known they deserved. Chabuddy G steps excitedly back into his management role as Grindah, Beats, Steves and Decoy begin their journey to international stardom… But is Japan really ready for Kurupt FM?

“Japan is the most advanced city in the world so it makes perfect sense that they would recognise our lyrical talent,” comments MC Grindah. “We can’t wait to go over there and completely destroy the music scene. In a good way.”

The movie stars Allan Mustafa (MC Grindah), Hugo Chegwin (DJ Beats), Asim Chaudhry (Chabuddy G), Steve Stamp (Steves), Dan Sylvester (Decoy), Lily Brazier (Miche), Hitomi Souno (Miki) and Ken Yamamura (Taka).

“You know me, I can sell anything mate. Ice to an Eskimo, halal meat to a racist vegan…” adds Chabuddy G. “Selling garage music to Japan is water off a ducks beak mate.”

Written by original series creators Steve Stamp and Allan Mustafa, with additional material by Asim Chaudhry, Hugo Chegwin and Lily Brazier, the movie is directed by Jack Clough (‘People Just Do Nothing’, ‘Skins’) and produced by Claire Jones (‘Ghost Stories’, ‘The Festival’) and Tim Sealey.

The film is a Roughcut production and was developed by BBC Films and BBC Comedy. It is the first-ever BBC Three series to be developed into a feature film. Focus Features and BBC Films financed the project and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film in the UK and Ireland.

The original series, ‘People Just Do Nothing’, was created by Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, Allan Mustafa and Hugo Chegwin. It first premiered on BBC Three and in 2017, the show won the BAFTA Award, a Royal Television Society Award for Best Scripted Comedy and a Royal Television Society Award for Best Director of a Comedy Drama / Situation Comedy. The cast were named GQ Men of the Year the same year. They continued their success working with renowned music artists Ed Sheeran, Craig David, amongst others, and touring the country for live gigs at festivals such as Glastonbury.

‘People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan’ premieres in cinemas across the UK and Ireland in August 2020.