“High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale will make her feature film debut in 20th Century Fox’s adventure comedy They Came From Upstairs. John Schultz is directing with Barry Josephson producing.
Also cast in the movie are Step Up 2 the Streets star Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins (“Viva Laughlin”) and Austin Butler “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”). Ashley Boettcher and Henri and Regan Young are also cast.
The script, by Mark Burton and Adam F. Goldberg, revolves around a group of teens who team up to defend their Maine vacation home from aliens who have invaded via the upstairs.
Joe Hartwick Jr. is co-producing while Marc S. Fischer is executive producing the movie, which is being co-financed by Fox and Regency. Fox is distributing.
Production starts at the end of January in Auckland, New Zealand.
Tisdale will shoot “Upstairs” before moving on to the third installment of Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise, which is being developed as a theatrical feature for the first time.