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MTV comedy plan for YouTube hit
Million Dollar Strong
Million Dollar Strong has been a YouTube hit
Spoof rap duo Million Dollar Strong, who became a hit on video-sharing website YouTube, are set to star in an MTV comedy film.

Comedian Mike O'Connell and actor Ken Jeong star as an aspiring hip-hop band in the viral video, What's It Gonna Be?

The MTV production will centre around the rise of a delusional rapper and his Asian foreign exchange student friend as they take on the world.

O'Connell will co-write the screenplay, industry newspaper Variety reports.

No director has been lined up for the big screen version as yet.

O'Connell is a stand-up comedian who recently shot a pilot show for the Fox network, called The Right Now Show.

Jeong is an actor who most who most recently appeared as the doctor in Knocked Up and is currently filming comedy movie All About Steve with Sandra Bullock.




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