In a story from Variety, Disney is going to Prom. The comedy will center around a group of teens preparing for the big dance.
Disney might cast complete unknown actors to star as the nine lead roles. This would lower the costs and help raise the profit potential of the film. The movie is said to be similar to films by John Hughes or Cameron Crowe.
Joe Nussbaum (Sleepover) is directing this project. The script was written by Katie Wech.
Prom is not expected to be a musical. Disney sees it as a chance to launch a new franchise. The budget could be as low as $5 to $10 million. The hope is that this project will achieve similar success as Disney's High School Musical.