President and CEO Chris Ball made the announcement on Thursday (12) and plans a late spring theatrical release for the cult TV adaptation which grossed around $70m at the UK box office.

Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas star in the tale of four libidinous youth on a getaway to Malta.

Ben Palmer directed from a screenplay by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. Christopher Young produced and Shane Allen, head of comedy at Channel 4, served as executive producer alongside Beesley and Morris.

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Channel 4 Television fully financed The Inbetweeners Movie through its Film4 and 4DVD divisions. IM Global handled international theatrical sales and brokered the theatrical deal with Wrekin Hill

MTV is shooting an American version of the TV series.