Grace Helbig has managed to parlay her online video stardom into an acting career, and her filmography now has a new chapter in it. Helbig, known for the vlogs she creates on her channel, will star in Something In The Water, an upcoming comedy from Lionsgate based within the world of bass fishing.
Something In The Water will be directed by Trey Fanjoy, who also co-wrote the script with Cindy McCreery and is somewhat of a big deal in the country music world. She has directed videos for artists like Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert, the latter of whom is billed as the flick’s executive music producer. The Grammy Award-winning Lambert won’t have an acting role, but she will oversee music curation and pen an original song.
Something In The Water represents the first project to be made public from the overall movie and TV deal the entertainment company inked with Helbig in October 2016. The studio has also worked with Helbig and her on-screen besties — Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart — to distribute Dirty Thirty, a comedy set at a birthday party.
The film is produced by Ken Treusch for Bleecker Street Entertainment, along with Fanjoy and Helbig. In it Helbig will star as one of five women who challenge their respective misters to a bass fishing competition. Deadline notes that the film is a sly play for the East Asian market, as bass fishing is gaining popularity within that region.
While she continues to appear in more films, Helbig will also keep up her schedule on YouTube. Her channel has more than three million subscribers.