Amazon acquires ‘My Fake Boyfriend’, ‘1Up’ from BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate
“My Fake Boyfriend” will move to Prime Video on June 15, followed by “1Up” on July 15 in the US
Amazon Prime Video has picked up two movies — My Fake Boyfriend and 1Up — from BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate for release starting in late spring.
My Fake Boyfriend, a lighthearted comedy starring Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash), Dylan Sprouse (After We Collided) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), will debut in the US on June 15 after airing five days earlier. in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Latin America and Brazil. 1Up, an esports and gaming satire driven by Ruby Rose (Batwoman) and Paris Berelc (Alexa and Katie), will premiere in the US on Prime Video on July 15 after a July 8 debut in Australia and Nova Scotia. Zeeland.
Both movies were made as part of a long-term arrangement between BuzzFeed and Lionsgate to make movies focused on Millennials and Gen Z watchers.
Amazon recently released BuzzFeed Studio’s most memorable feature film, Book of Love, in February.
“We are thrilled to reunite with our companions at Amazon Prime on these two stunning films,” said Lauren Bixby, Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Creations at Lionsgate. “They are great accomplices and we are thrilled that they ensure these exceptionally engaging films reach the widest audience imaginable.”
In the not-too-distant future, BuzzFeed Studios is also gearing up to deliver Block Party, a Juneteenth family parody starring Antoinette Robertson and Margaret Avery, and Dear David, an extraordinary thrill ride driven by Justin Long, Augustus Prew, and Andrea Bang. as THR revealed recently.
“We look forward to combining our efforts with Amazon and bringing our films to energetic crowds all over the planet,” said Richard Alan Reid, head of BuzzFeed Studios. “The blend of the inventiveness and knowledge of BuzzFeed, the deep industry aptitude of Lionsgate, and the darling global stage of Prime, brings a record of gripping films crafted for the rising era of cinema darlings.”