'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan' stars reveal who'd play Kurupt FM in a biopic (exclusive)

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The stars of People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan have their eyes on a biopic for the Kurupt FM team — and it seems the cast could stretch from Danny DeVito to DJ Khaled, via Peter Crouch.

In a live Q&A with Yahoo Entertainment UK, the Kurupt FM team revealed their dream stars who could front a Hollywood take on their journey from pirate radio to global fame.

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MC Grindah (Allan Mustafa) suggested a couple of contenders to play his colleague DJ Beats (Hugo Chegwin).

Grindah said: "We've gone for James Corden for Beats, or Danny DeVito. Someone sort of short and similar physique."

Asim Chaudhry and the rest of the stars of 'People Just Do Nothing' reprise their roles as Kurupt FM heads to cinemas with 'Big In Japan'. (Universal)
Asim Chaudhry and the rest of the stars of 'People Just Do Nothing' reprise their roles as Kurupt FM heads to cinemas with 'Big In Japan'. (Universal)

Grindah's choices for himself were perhaps more flattering, suggesting that "the obvious choice is Idris Elba" before offering up the likes of Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy and Russell Crowe.

As for the Kurupt FM boys' manager Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry), it seems either DJ Khaled or adult film star Ron Jeremy would be in the frame, though Chabuddy noted that the latter is now in prison.

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Steves (Steve Stamp) volunteered that he'd considered former England footballer Peter Crouch to play him, and even noted that he "did ask him" when the group appeared on his Euro 2020 show over the summer, but that he's not an actor.

Chabuddy G then suggested that "Rodney from Del Boy" — aka Nicholas Lyndhurst — could in fact portray Steves.

Asim Chaudhry returns as Chabuddy G for the movie spin-off 'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan'. (Universal)
Asim Chaudhry returns as Chabuddy G for the movie spin-off 'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan'. (Universal)

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan sees the Kurupt FM group head overseas after hearing that some of their music is being used on a Japanese game show.

The team hope to use their new global popularity to reignite their careers after the closure of their pirate radio station.

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The movie serves as a sequel to the BBC Three series, which ran for five series between 2014 and 2018 and won a Bafta for Best Scripted Comedy in 2017.

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan is in UK cinemas from 18 August.

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