People Just Do Nothing Movie Coming Soon

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, TV
Published 29.11.19

A People Just Do Nothing movie is in the works, with filming starting in Japan and the UK.

You can’t really beat a British mockumentary. They’re mostly brilliant and other than Derek and that god awful Chris O’Dowd one, you can’t go wrong.

You’ve got The Office, Life’s Too Short, This Country and of course, People Just Do Nothing. They’re all excellent in their own right – and of course there’s more that I’ve missed – but the latter is getting a film. That’s right; a People Just Do Nothing movie! We’re all very excited.

People Just Do Nothing follows a group of pretty awful MCs (and their manager) trying to run a pirate radio station from their flat in London, despite really not being cut up for it.

The sitcom has launched many a career, with Asim Chaudhry perhaps being the biggest star, and they’re all returning for the People Just Do Nothing movie, described as:

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?

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Who’s in the People Just Do Nothing movie?

People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan will star Allan Mustafa (MC Grindah), Hugo Chegwin (DJ Beats), Asim Chaudhry (Chabuddy G), Steve Stamp (Steves), Dan Sylvester (Decoy), Lily Brazier (Miche), Hitomi Souno (Miki) and Ken Yamamura (Taka).

Speaking of his upcoming exploits in Japan, MC Grindah said:

Japan is the most advanced city in the world so it makes perfect sense that they would recognise our lyrical talent. We can’t wait to go over there and completely destroy the music scene. In a good way.”

Meanwhile, manager Chabuddy G added:

You know me, I can sell anything mate. Ice to an Eskimo, halal meat to a racist vegan… selling garage music to Japan is water off a ducks beak mate.”

Check out what they had to say when we sat down with them.

When will People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan be released?

As shooting has commenced in Japan and the UK for a solid six weeks, the film will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland in August 2020.

We love to see it.

Images via BBC