Jake Paul is set to make his feature film debut in a combat sports drama.
The 26-year-old star has teamed up with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street for the film, in which he will play a small-town youth who becomes world famous through combat sports.
The story echoes Jake’s own life as he used his fame as a social media personality to enter the world of professional boxing and co-founded the promotion company Most Valuable Promotions.
Paul described the film as “the start of an exciting new chapter in my career”.
The controversial YouTuber-turned-boxer said: “I am thrilled to partner with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street on my first feature film project.
“Both companies have a proven track record of creating high-quality content that resonates with audiences, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with such talented and experienced teams.
“As someone who has always believed in pushing boundaries and taking risks, I can’t wait to bring this unique story and my brand to the big screen.”
The film will be produced by Mandalay’s David Zelon and Wonder Street’s Craig Baumgarten, with Paul joining as an executive producer.
Zelone said: “Jake continues to make an indelible mark on today’s youth with his enthusiasm and business savvy. She is the blueprint for a new breed of entrepreneur, using social media as a platform to take her brand to a global audience.
“Like many other superstar content creators, Jake has cracked the code to attract audiences that generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, while also delivering his story in a way that connects directly with audiences of all ages.” Is.”
Paul Has amassed over 70 million followers on the digital platform and also had a role in the Disney Channel series ‘Bizaardvark’.
He made his boxing debut in 2018 and has won six of his seven bouts so far – although he suffered a loss to rival Tommy Fury earlier this year.