The “Workaholics” movie is a NO GO!
Paramount+ has decided to let Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm take the next day, weeks, months, basically forever off from production.
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The Comedy Central show got a spin-off in 2018 in the form of the “Game Over Man” movie, but Paramount+ was set to make an actual “Workaholics” movie.
The news was first reported by Vulture in 2021. The outlet reported the “original cast is set to return for a movie about what it’s like to work through the pandemic.”
Production was set to begin this spring, but days before production was set to begin, Paramount+ dropped a bomb.
Devine took to Twitter to air his grievances with the streaming platform.
Paramount+ Cans “Workaholics” Movie!
“Welp, Paramount + decided to cancel the Workaholics movie. Obviously, this news is the loosest butthole. We were supposed to begin filming in 5 weeks! P + told us don’t fit their new “global” strategy…We are deeply butt hurt about this decision because we were so excited to…,” he tweeted. “…bring the weird one last time. I’m butt hurt that I don’t get to work with my best friends again. I’m butt hurt for the fans, and I’m butt hurt for our loyal crew, and other cast members who are now going to have to scramble to find new jobs. We are out to other streamers…”
He promised it’s an “insanely fun movie” that will hopefully get picked up by another streaming giant.
On January 10th, they released their “RIP: The Workaholics Movie” episode of their podcast, “This is Important”.
Anderson insisted, “Nothing can derail us.”
NOTHING CAN DERAIL THE “WORKAHOLICS” GUYS
“No matter what they throw at us ,we’ll keep chugging along,” Devine added. “We have to address the elephant in the room. We get a call from our manager, Isacc [Horne], that Paramount+ is pulling the ‘Workaholics’ movie.”
He added that when there’s three or more people on the call, “it’s bad news
“So essentially they said that Paramount+ strategies, which is a thing I don’t know about, but apparently they said ‘Workaholics’ isn’t global enough and they want a more global reach,” Devine explained. “Our goal is to take it to Netflix or Hulu or Amazon or another streamer that thinks that we’re worthwhile.”
The guys were doing table reads, they had offices set up and they were “building stage.”
Acting spaces were taped out, every one of the OG “Workaholics” cast saw it.
Devine said the biggest bummer of it all is the number of crew members they hired, who were under the impression they were getting paid for their time on the movie, will no longer have that paycheck or work. They all have to find new work.
“That truly is the worst thing,” he admitted. His fellow cast members agreed.
The devastating news is pushing Anderson to break his “Dry January” goals.
According to a Variety report, “a source close to the streamer cited production delays not fitting into company’s current schedule as the reason Paramount+ axed the film.”