Disney has released the first trailer and images from its upcoming teen comedy/drama Prom. Starring Aimee Teegarden from the fantastic Friday Night Lights (seriously, if you haven’t watched this show, get on it) and relative newcomer Thomas McDonell, the film centers on a group of teenagers getting ready for their senior prom. Joe Nussbaum (Sydney White) directs from a script by Katie Welch (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone). The flick looks to have a small documentary-style element and focuses on high school seniors pontificating on the seminal importance of, you guessed it, prom. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images, as well as an official synopsis of the film. Prom will hit theaters on April 29th, 2011.
With the success of High School Musical, it’s no surprise Disney is developing new projects starring teenagers. The latest one is called Prom, and as you might have guessed, it’s a comedy about a group of teenagers getting ready for the big dance. The project is going to be written by Katie Wech (The Dead Zone) and Joe Nussbaum (Sydney White, Sleepover) will direct. According to Variety, Disney is looking at a number of ways to put the project together, including casting unknowns as the leads to keep costs down. They are looking at the teen comedies of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe for tone.
While dropping those names is always the right thing to do in a press release, they were both geniuses at crafting honest and accurate portrayals of teenage life. Many have tried and failed to imitate their High School movies. So good luck to Joe Nussbaum on this one.