Variety says that Disney, the studio behind the hit “High School Musical” franchise, is developing Prom, which is described as “a comedy that revolves around a group of teens prepping for the big dance.” It will not, however, be a musical.
The studio is reportedly exploring the idea of casting unknowns in the nine lead roles. The tone is said to be similar to the types of teen comedies directed by John Hughes or Cameron Crowe.
Joe Nussbaum (Sydney White) will helm direct the film, written by Katie Wech (“The Dead Zone”). Ted Griffin and Justin Springer will produce.