- Jake Paul proudly announced that he would be starring and co-producing a new film about combat sports
- “The Problem Child” will be working with big-name productions in the industry
Jake Paul has teamed up with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street to work on a feature film that aspiring combat sports fighters and fans would relate to. Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street announced that they are set to work hand in hand with “The Problem Child” in the entire project.
A new chapter
In a press release, Paul, who ended his unbeaten boxing run with a split decision loss to Tommy Fury in February, proudly expressed his excitement in embarking on “a new chapter” in his career.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street on my first feature film project,” the YouTuber-turned-boxer said. “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.”
It was all a dream… https://t.co/pZyeB0MPdJ
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 6, 2023
A very fitting theme
The film will center on the story of a youngster from a small town who tirelessly works his way into the world of combat sports. Needless to say, it significantly resembles the journey of Paul and how he broke into the boxing scene.
According to co-producer and Mandalay’s David Zelon and executive producer Nakisa Bidarian, Paul’s massive and undeniable success makes him a perfect fit for the project. The pair also shared the same sentiments about Paul’s character which truly resonates with audiences across the board.
“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,” Zelon said. “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.”
“Jake Paul is a dynamic and multi-talented superstar who has captured the attention of millions with his larger-than-life personality, unapologetic approach to life, and relentless pursuit of success,” Bidarian added. “Whether he’s making waves in the boxing ring, taking the world by storm with his viral content, or pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as an entrepreneur, Jake is a true force to be reckoned with. With his fearless attitude and unwavering determination, he is a trailblazer for a new generation, inspiring others to dream big and never give up on their ambitions.”
This isn’t the first time Paul got involved in acting as most of us can recall, “The Problem Child” was a Disney Channel talent before he reinvented himself as a YouTube content creator.