A film adaptation of Tim Federle’s book Better Nate Than Ever is currently in the works for Disney+.
Production is already underway on the Disney+ Original movie in New York, New York with Federle as writer and director. Federle also recently wrote, produced, and directed episodes of the Disney+ Original series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, as well as the Christmas special High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special. He also wrote 2017’s Ferdinand for Blue Sky Animation. Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns, La La Land) and Adam Siegel (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will produce.
In the film, 13-year-old Nate Foster is an unpopular Midwestern kid who entertains vivid fantasies of becoming a big Broadway musical star. In the meantime, however, Nate can’t even get a decent role in his middle school’s drama productions, getting cast as a tree in the chorus instead of the lead role he craves. However, when he and his best friend LIBBY mastermind a daring trip to New York City, without their parents’ knowledge, to audition for “Lilo and Stitch: The Musical,” Nate may be on the verge of fulfilling his lifelong dream. But first, he has to overcome a series of comical obstacles that threaten his Broadway adventure with disaster at every farcical turn.
A release date for the film has not been announced yet but it is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
Source: The DisInsider