Jake Paul has made his way from social media to the boxing ring to the boardroom and eventually, the octagon. Now, he’s making plans to enter the world of film. The 26-year-old Ohio native has inked a feature film with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street. Paul will executive produce and star in a project that follows “a small-town youth rising to international fame through combat sports.”
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street on my first feature film project,” Paul said in a press statement.
“Both companies have proven track records of producing high-quality content that resonates with audiences, and I couldn’t be more excited to work 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. This is just the beginning of an exciting new chapter in my career.”
Mandalay Pictures is no stranger to bringing sports dramas to the big screen. Recently, the film division of Mandalay Entertainment has brought the stories of Michael Jordan and George Foreman to the big screen by way of the Ben Affleck-led Air and the Forest Whitaker feature, Big George Foreman.
“Jake continues to make an indelible imprint on today’s youth with his exuberance and business savvy. He is the blueprint of the new breed of entrepreneur, using social media as a platform to bring his brand to global audiences,” David Zelon of Mandalay Pictures said of Paul.
“Like many other superstar content creators, Jake cracked the code to attract an audience that generates hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue while also delivering his story in a way that connects directly with audiences of all ages.”