Disney+ has announced that “Better Nate Than Ever,” an Original Movie will premiere on Disney + in Spring 2022. The movie stars Aria Brooks, Michelle Federer, and introduces Rueby Wood as Nate, Norbert Leo Butz, Lisa Kudrow, & Joshua Bassett as Nate’s big brother, Anthony!
“Better Nate Than Ever” is based on the book of the same name written by Tim Federle who will also direct and write the script for the film. Federle 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.
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.