MTV Developing American Mall Musical

By Mike Moody 8 years ago discussion comments
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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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