Lisa Kudrow ‘starring in upcoming Disney+ musical comedy based on the YA novel Better Nate Than Ever’
Lisa Kudrow will be starring in the new Disney+ musical comedy, Better Nate Than Ever.
Based on the YA novel of the same name, the film will follow the adventures of Nate Foster, a 13-year-old from Pittsburgh who heads to a musical audition in New York with his best friend Libby after failing to land a role in his school play, according to Deadline, which reported news of Lisa’s casting.
Things take an unexpected turn after Nate runs into his aunt Heidi (played by Lisa), and the pair may end up needing to lean on one another in order to accomplish their dreams.
Throwing herself into character: Lisa Kudrow will be starring in the new Disney+ musical comedy, Better Nate Than Ever, which follows the adventures of a teenage boy with Big Apple aspirations
Deadline reports that casting were seeking child actors with singing abilities for the roles of Nate and Libby.
It is understood that Lisa will not need to sing as part of her role, adds the site.
The search for the roles of Nate and Libby started earlier this year and is now under wraps, according to Deadline.
The film will be an adaptation of the 2014 book by author Tim Federle, which has received critical acclaim and was even named a New York Times Notable Book Of The Year.
New York, New York! The film is based on the book about a 13-year-old boy with musical theater aspirations
The book spawned two sequels, Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Nate Expectations.
On top of the Better Nate Than Ever trilogy, Tim is also the author of the cocktail recipe book Tequila Mockingbird, writer of the film Ferdinand and Disney+ show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which he also executive produces.
Lisa has been back in headlines for her role in the highly-anticipated HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion.
No musical numbers out of her! It is understood that Lisa will not need to sing as part of her role, adds the site (pictured 2019)
The actress reunited with her Friends co-stars on camera for the first time in years, where they reminisced on old times with host James Corden.
However, director Ben Winston revealed audiences were nearly robbed of seeing their favorite stars reunite on camera for the first time in years when he realized everyone’s trailers were placed next to each other prior to filming.
‘I was so upset,’ Ben said in an interview with The Sunday Times. ‘The point of the show is they haven’t seen each other. But it was too late to move them.’
In order to avoid an encounter between the cast off-camera, he had tents built around their doorways and urged them to remain in their dressing rooms.
‘We built tents around each of their doorways. And I texted the six of them and said, “Look, I know you want to see each other but I’m begging you: please stay in your own dressing room until you’re called to the stage. I really want to catch that moment.”‘
Remembering the good old times: The cast reminisced on playing their iconic characters
BFFs! The stars reunited on camera for the first time in years in the HBO Max special Friends: The Reunion