Get a few chuckles with a skit, and soon it will become a film. If you’re a fan of the BET Awards, you should be familiar with Sheneneh and Wanda. The two made up the super-stylishly named bank-robbing team Skank Robbers, a faux trailer parody (after the jump) that aired during the awards, played by Martin Lawrence and Jamie Foxx respectively. This skit got enough laughs that it wasn’t only deemed successful, but also cinematic — Variety reports that the pair have decided to turn the brief concept into a film, a la Machete.
Sheneneh and Wanda, two characters dreamed up during the comedians’ stand-up days, will be “modern-day independent women trying to make it on their own, one bank robbery at a time.” The pair have been wanting to star in a movie together for a while, so this is their big shot — one that Foxx is writing and Screen Gems is fast-tracking.