Hulu has greenlit the next installment in The Binge franchise, a raunchy holiday feature titled The Binge 2: It’s A Wonderful Binge.
Jordan VanDina, the screenwriter behind The Binge for Hulu and American High, has been tapped to direct the feature from an original script he wrote. This marks VanDina’s feature directorial debut, and continues American High’s mission to create unique opportunities for first-time filmmakers.
This installment also marks the launch of American High’s first film franchise among their current slate of titles.
SYNOPSIS: In the near future all drinking and drugs are banned except for one glorious day known as The Binge… This year that day happens to miraculously land on Christmas. Watch a holiday adventure like you’ve never seen before that includes magical storybooks, catchy songs, beautiful stop motion animation and a Christmas saga that won’t be soon forgotten… and drugs! Lots of them! Merry Bingemas!
Producers: Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps, Ryan Bennett, Molle DeBartolo
Executive Producers: Andrew Reyes
Details on casting are still to be announced.
Quote from Jordan VanDina – “I am thrilled for my directorial debut to be a Christmas sequel to The Binge. Working with the tight-knit American High film family in Syracuse, NY has been an honor and a privilege. And like all great filmmakers say ‘Always work with children, animals and locations that involve snow and sub-zero temperatures.’ This film has all of those!”
About American High
- American High is an innovative production company specializing in provocative teen comedies. The company was founded in the fall of 2017 by writer, director and producer Jeremy Garelick (The Binge, The Wedding Ringer, The Break Up) and producer Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment. After acquiring an abandoned high school in Syracuse, NY, the company began operating a groundbreaking full-service production hub consisting of authentic film sets, soundstages, editing suites and a non-profit local film academy. By embracing the unfiltered reality of high school, the company’s mission is to do for this generation what John Hughes did for the audiences of the 1980’s – tell modern stories of eclectic characters from diverse backgrounds as they navigate the most formative (and often most hilarious) years of their lives. Since 2017, American High has completed eleven films including Big Time Adolescence, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Hulu; Banana Split starring Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato and Dylan Sprouse; The Binge, which Garelick directed and stars Skyler Gisondo, Dexter Darden, Eduardo Franco and Vince Vaughn; Looks That Kill starring Brandon Flynn; Josh Friedlander’s Holly Slept Over; The Ultimate Playlist of Noise starring Emmy-nominee Madeline Brewer and Keean Johnson; Natalie Morales’ solo feature directorial debut, Plan B; Talia Osteen’s Sex Appeal; and Sammi Cohen’s untitled feature directorial debut starring Rowan Blanchard and Auli’i Cravalho. In addition to producing multiple films per year, the company aims to finance and acquire a number of third-party films that align with the mission of the American High brand.
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