Jake Paul to return to acting in “unique” combat sports drama

Former YouTuber Jake Paul is set to make a triumphant return to acting in an exciting sports-themed drama.

Jake Paul has appeared as an actor before as well. Together with fellow celebrity Olivia Rodrigo, Paul co-starred as a fictitious influencer in the Disney Channel original series ‘Bizaardvark’.

But after his YouTube content house Team 10 dissolved multiple times, Paul redirected his focus towards boxing. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Logan.

However, it seems that Paul is returning to his acting roots as he once again steps in front of a professional camera to feature in a new sports-themed drama.

In an exclusive announcement, it was revealed that Jake Paul will star in a sports film produced by Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street. The movie tells the story of a small-town youth who rises to international fame through combat sports, a world Paul is intimately familiar with due to his transition from YouTube to boxing in 2020.

Producer David Zelon expressed his excitement about collaborating with Paul, recognizing his impact on today’s youth and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages through social media. He said: “Jake continues to make an indelible imprint on today’s youth with his exuberance and business savvy. He is the blueprint of the new breed of entrepreneur, using social media as a platform to bring his brand to global audiences.”

“Like many other superstar content creators, Jake cracked the code to attract an audience that generates hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue while also delivering his story in a way that connects directly with audiences of all ages.”

Executive producer Nakisa Bidarian echoed Zelon’s sentiments, highlighting Paul’s larger-than-life personality and ability to inspire others.

He said: “Jake Paul is a dynamic and multi-talented superstar who has captured the attention of millions with his larger-than-life personality, unapologetic approach to life, and relentless pursuit of success.”

“Whether he’s making waves in the boxing ring, taking the world by storm with his viral content, or pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as an entrepreneur, Jake is a true force to be reckoned with. With his fearless attitude and unwavering determination, he is a trailblazer for a new generation, inspiring others to dream big and never give up on their ambitions.”

Jake Paul expressed his enthusiasm for working with Mandalay Pictures and Wonder Street. He shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “It was all a dream.”

Paul also stated that “both companies have proven track records of producing high-quality content that resonates with audiences, and I couldn’t be more excited to work with such talented and experienced teams.”