BBC Three’s ‘People Just Do Nothing’ Gets Feature Film Adaptation

People Just Do Nothing is heading to cinemas. The BBC Three series is getting a feature film adaptation, titled People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan. This marks the second BBC Three comedy to be developed into a feature film, following in the footsteps of Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education in 2015.

The mockumentary series, produced by Roughcut Television, originally premiered in BBC Three in 2014 and follows pirate radio station Kurupt FM and its crew. People Just Do Nothing was created by Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, Allan Mustafa and Hugo Chegwin. Five seasons of the series have been produced.

In People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan, 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? The cast lined up for the film includes Allan Mustafa as MC Grindah, Hugo Chegwin as DJ Beats, Asim Chaudhry as Chabuddy G, Steve Stamp as Steves, Dan Sylvester as Decoy, Lily Brazier as Miche, Hitomi Souno as Miki and Ken Yamamura as Taka. The script for the feature was penned by Steve Stamp and Allan Mustafa, with additional material by Asim Chaudhry, Hugo Chegwin and Lily Brazier.

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan is as Roughcut production and was developed by BBC Films and BBC Comedy. Focus Features and BBC Films financed the project and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film in the UK and Ireland. The executive producers are Ash Atalla, Jon Petrie and Christos Michaels for Roughcut, Rose Garnett for BBC Films and Shane Allen, tthe BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning. Production on the film is now underway and it will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland in August 2020.