High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu is leaving the Disney Channel fold to headline Metal Birding, a motocross action film for Rigel Entertainment, according to Variety.

Bleu will portray a motocross racer who dreams of winning the Amateur National Championships, but must juggle his passion for the sport while struggling to support his family.

Jeff Woolnough (Taken, Battlestar Galactica) directs from a script by Jeffrey Nicholson and Joshua Leibner.

The movie starts shooting in November in Vancouver.