Disney never falls short of musical content to entertain its audience. Recently, Disney+ released the official trailer for its upcoming musical comedy movie Better Nate Than Ever, based on Tim Federle’s 2013 novel of the same name.
The trailer portrays Nate Foster (Rueby Wood), a middle school boy and a theatre enthusiast struggling through school until he becomes a TikTok hit, making a great stride towards his dream of becoming a Broadway star.
Friends veteran Lisa Kudrow also stars as Nate's aunt, Heidi and a Broadway sensation. Also appearing in the trailer, are Aria Brooks as Nate's best friend, Libby and Joshua Bassett as Nate's older brother, Anthony.
Disney+ trailer offers the young audience a message of hope that they shouldn’t give up on their dreams.
Other Cast Members
Better Nate Than Ever also showcases other talents, including Norbet Leo Burtz, Suzanne Savoy, Michelle Federer, Gwyneth Anne Trumbore, Michael Joseph DiBenedetto Jr., Jared Goldsmith, Julia Blanchard, Bianca-Rose Lasky, Tess Goldwyn, Katie Lynn Johnson, Lauren Yaffe, Dupree Francois Porter, Natalie Kaye Clater and John P. McGinty.
Basis of the Film
Federle explains that the film draws inspiration from his background story, having grown up as a theatre kid who made it in showbiz. 'I first got the idea when I was 14 and had come to New York with my mom to see Broadway performances. I felt like I can't keep dancing forever so I asked myself what I would do if I can't dance anymore. I then started pouring into this autobiographical novel. I didn't know exactly what I was writing. I simply wrote from the heart.'
The musical comedy premieres on April 1 2022. Since it’s going to be quite the wait, you could watch High School Musical: The Musical- The Series and High School Musical: The Musical-The Holiday Special in the meantime.