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Warner Bros. is developing a movie based on Matt Stopera’s BuzzFeed article “Brother Orange” about his international story of friendship.

The studio is developing “Brother Orange” with Flagship Entertainment, the 10-month-old joint venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros. with the mandate to produce Chinese-language films.

The story covers the aftermath of Stopera’s iPhone being stolen at a New York bar in 2014 as Stopera tracks down the mysterious man appearing in his iCloud feed seen taking selfies with orange trees. The story of his search for “Brother Orange” goes viral and leads Stopera to China, turning both he and “Brother Orange” into overnight celebrities with an accidental friendship.

Within 24 hours, Stopera’s story got more than 20 million views and was eventually shared internationally over 100 million times. The two appeared together on “Ellen” and DeGeneres will be an executive producer on the movie, which is the first feature-length film from BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.

Producers are Matthew Henick, head of development at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, and Michael Shamberg, who is an adviser to BuzzFeed. Executive producers are Stopera, Ilana Glazer, DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.