Netflix has revealed the first trailer for the broadway musical drama movie, ‘13: The Musical.’ Starring Drake & Josh alumni Josh Peck and Eli Golden in the leading roles, the movie will release on August 12 on Netflix, worldwide.
'13: The Musical' follows Evan Goldman (Eli Golden), a 12-year-old who relocates from New York City to small-town Indiana as he deals with his parent's divorce. As his 13th birthday approaches, he must master his new school's complex social circles and make friends by making his Bar Mitzvah the coolest party ever.
Directed by Tamra Davis, the film also stars Gabriella Uhl, Lindsey Blackwell, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Wyatt Moss, Luke Islam, Kayleigh Cerezo, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne. The cast also includes Rhea Perlman, Peter Hermann, Debra Messing, and Michela Luci.
Bert V. Royal and Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Teen Beach Movie) penned the script, which is based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish for the original Broadway production of 13. Three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, who wrote the music for the Broadway production of 13 has composed new music for this film, and "High School Musical: The Series director" Tamra Davis directed.
Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies made their professional debuts in the Broadway version, which included the first and only all-teenager cast and band. Since then, the musical has been a popular performance for high school theatre organizations.
Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray) has produced this film alongside Tamra Davis, Mark Nicholson, Jason Robert Brown, Bob Boyett, and Robert Horn as executive producers.
13: The Musical joins Netflix's increasing portfolio of live-action family films starring children and teenagers, which includes Skater Girl, directed by Manjari Makijany, and He's All That, starring Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan.
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