The comedy will be released Dec. 14 on YouTube Red

By Evan Slead
October 29, 2016 at 09:15 PM EDT


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YouTube co-creators Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, better known as Smosh, are getting ghostly in their latest film with a little help from T-Pain.

The rapper’s casting in the upcoming feature-length comedy, titled Ghostmates, was announced at EW PopFest on Saturday. Smosh joined fellow YouTube and social media stars, including Joey Graceffa and Anna Akana, on a panel hosted by Instant, an all-video mobile platform launched by EW’s parent company, Time Inc.

The film stars Padilla as Charlie, a luckless young man who moves into a new apartment, where he discovers he has a ghostly roommate. The self-centered specter, Eddie (Hecox), decides to make Charlie’s life a living hell. Joining Smosh is rapper T-Pain, playing himself, which means there’s a solid chance he’ll get the comedians to join him in freestyle. (See an exclusive image of the actors above.) Actresses Francesca Galassi and Cristina Spruell are also set to costar.

This marks the creators’ second feature-length film after 2015’s Smosh: The Movie, which sent the guys into the cyber-world of YouTube to delete an unwanted video. Smosh head writer Ryan Finnerty wrote the script, which was directed by independent filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins. 

Ghostmates releases on the premiere service YouTube Red on Dec. 14.

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