Pretty in Black: Disney Makes Date for Low Budget Teen ‘Hughes-Like’ Comedy

Variety has reported interest by Walt Disney Studios in producing Prom, a comedy written by television writer Katie Wech. Citing the success of High School Musical as inspiration, the teen romp is said to be written in the vein of film legend John Hughes or Cameron Crowe. Quick to note that the project is still in development stages, Variety suggests Disney is looking at a way to produce the film for only five to ten million, significantly less than even the aforementioned Disney Channel Movie cost, most notably by casting virtual unknowns for the leads, thus heightening the film’s chances at churning a profit.

Joe Nussbaum is set to direct the project which still has yet to be given the greenlight by the studio, with Ted Griffin and Justin Springer set to produce.

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