Inbetweeners and Fresh Meat star Joe Thomas is reuniting with series creator Iain Morris for a new film about a group of students attending their first ever music festival.
Described as “a coming of age comedy that finds the gang falling in love with music and mud,” The Festival also stars Emmy Award nominee Claudia O’Doherty and Hammed Animashaun and will arrive in cinemas next year.
The film is the first of four projects expected to be produced by Morris’ Fudge Park production company which last year signed a co-financing deal with Film4 and Entertainment Film Distributors.
“I’m delighted to be making this film with my Inbetweeners partners Film4 and Entertainment, said Morris.
“Going to a music festival is a quintessential British rite of passage just like a lads’ holiday or backpacking so it seemed like a natural fit for me to try and find the humour and fun in festivals.”
Daniel Battsek, Director of Film4, commented: “Film4 are delighted to be working with Fudge Park and Entertainment again for the first time since the phenomenally successful Inbetweeners movies.
“Although The Festival is an original premise, we’re confident Iain and the rest of the team will produce another very funny and very commercial feature film.”