Jake Paul began his on-screen life as a Disney Channel star. He was one of the stars of Bizaardvark until he was fired midway through the production of the show’s second season. Paul then transitioned to YouTube content, following in the footsteps of his older brother Logan. This led to the creation of the content house “Team 10”, a Billboard-charting single with Gucci Mane, and just so much drama.
Now Paul is better known for his pursuits of professional boxing success. 6-1 in his young career, he had earned praise for having strong potential as a boxer. However, his detractors also point to a lack of legitimate boxing opponents. Jake has one fight against an actual “boxer” and it’s the one loss of his career. However, Paul has now revealed that he’s looking to make a return to his on-screen roots.
Paul To Star In And Produce Combat Sports Film
Paul will make his feature film debut in an untitled “combat sports drama” that he will also produce. Also attached are Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street. The former of these also produced Air, the 2023 film about the start of the Air Jordan brand. As mentioned, Paul will executive produce alongside business partner Nakisa Bidarian. There is no word yet on a release date, writer, or director for the film. Production will likely be delayed as the WGA continues to strike. Furthermore, SAG-AFTRA and the DGA are expected to follow them in the coming weeks.
The film is reportedly about “a small-town youth rising to international fame through combat sports.” The story mirrors Paul’s, who grew up in northeast Ohio before seeking fame and fortune in Los Angeles. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street on my first feature film project,” Paul said in a press release. “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.”