MTV Developing American Mall Musical
The upcoming project from the producers of High School Musical will follow an American high school graduate to her next logical destination — the mall. The teen musical American Mall will premiere on MTV next summer, Reuters reports, followed by a quick DVD release.
Reuters tells us the musical, produced by Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, will take place at a mall and center on a young singer-songwriter (who's not a girl, but not yet a woman) battling to save her mother's music store and for the affections of a "musically gifted young janitor." Anyone else picturing a rockin' air guitar sequence with mops?
Borden says Mall will "skew older" than High School Musical and will explore new musical avenues that are "still pop." Those hoping for a whimsical Decemberists-inspired number at Waldenbooks or a surreal trip to Orange Julius scored by Ween are probably out of luck. Viewers can probably look forward to a few Fall Out Boy-esque sequences at a Hot Topicy store and some "Supermanning" at the food court.
Actors Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Rob Mayes will lead the ensemble cast that includes Autumn Reeser, who played Taylor Townsend on The O.C. Shooting starts January at — you guessed it — a mall in Provo, Utah.
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