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Paramount Adapting Britain’s The Inbetweeners for the Screen

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26:  The cast of The Inbetweeners (L-R) Actors Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Simon Bird and Emily Head with their Digital Choice Award during the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 26, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Belinda Stewart-Wilson;Blake Harrison;James Buckley;Simon Bird;Emily Head

The Inbetweeners, which ran for three seasons and a movie in its native U.K., is being adapted for the big screen by Paramount. It's an interesting move for an industry accustomed to grabbing British TV hits and turning them straight into American shows, except it's a little less interesting considering Skins-adapting MTV has its own Inbetweeners launching in August. Series co-creator and The Inbetweeners Movie co-writer Iain Morris will write and direct the U.S. film.

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/2011 Getty Images