AwesomenessTV and Defy Media have announced that Smosh: The Movie, starring YouTube sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, will have its world premiere at the Vidcon convention in Anaheim, California on July 23. Alex Winter (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) directed the comedy feature, which centers on Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla's characters trying to erase an embarrassing video of Padilla before his high school crush can see it. The movie features a number of YouTube stars such as Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Mark Edward Fischbach, Jenna Marbles and Dominic 'D-Trix' Sandoval in supporting roles, alongside Steve Austin, Michael Ian Black, Peter Breitmayer, Jillian Nelson and Brittany Ross. Here's what Defy Media CEO, Matt Diamond had to say in a statement.
"With so many loyal fans expected at this year's VidCon event, where we will also celebrate Smosh's ten year anniversary, we couldn't think of a better place to debut the movie."
AwesomenessTV founder and CEO Brian Robbins also added the following statement.
"Loved by our audience, Smosh is a huge digital brand and Ian and Anthony are big-time comedic talents. This film was a natural for us to produce and now distribute with Defy."
Eric Falconer (How I Met Your Mother, Drunk History) wrote the screenplay with Brian Robbins serving as a producer. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla also serve as executive producers alongside Barry Blumberg, Brett Bouttier, Joe Davola and Shauna Phelan. The Smosh YouTube channel has over 30 million subscribers to date.