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Zachary Levi and Cole Sprouse to Star in Music Comedy Undercover

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Lionsgate today announced that it is getting the band back together and reuniting with Mandeville Films for the music-driven family comedy Undercover, starring Zachary Levi and Cole Sprouse. The announcement was made today by Nathan Kahane, President of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group and Erin Westerman, President of Motion Picture Production for the studio.

Mandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce the project. Their credits include such acclaimed family-oriented hits as Lionsgate’s Wonder, Beauty and the Beast, and The Muppets, which collectively grossed over $1.8 billion worldwide.

Undercover will be directed by Steve Pink, who previously directed such music-driven movies as Hot Tub Time Machine and wrote the seminal classics High Fidelity and Grosse Point Blank.

Undercover was written by Amy Talkington, with revisions by Jonathan Igla, Diablo Cody, Chris Hazzard & Michael Fontana. Jonathan Levine serves as executive producer. Alex Young serves as an executive producer for Mandeville Films.

Levi will play Jack, a down-on-his-luck rocker-turned-father, who, to make ends meet, secretly joins a group of young musicians in a wedding cover band led by misfit Ben, played by Cole Sprouse. Things start looking up for this ragtag band, but when Jack’s secret gets revealed, he rediscovers what’s truly important in life while teaching Ben to find his own voice as a musical talent.

Commenting on the announcement, Lionsgate’s Kahane said, “Like School of Rock and Pitch Perfect, Undercover is a movie that unites audiences with the way the cast interprets and performs familiar songs. Not only is it hilarious and charming, but it’s going to be a blast to see personalities like Zachary and Cole own their performances of so many classics.”

Added Westerman, “We’re thrilled to be working with Steve Pink and reteaming with our friends at Mandeville on Undercover. Just like they did so beautifully with Wonder, they have a focused sense of the kind of entertainment that will connect and resonate with family audiences. Zachary and Cole are perfect for this film and their addition to our cast pumps the volume way up!”

Zachary Levi most recently starred as the title character in Shazam!, which grossed $365 million worldwide, and he just wrapped production on Kevin MacDonald’s Prisoner 760 opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster. He also starred in Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: The Dark World.

In total, his films together have grossed over $2.4 billion worldwide. He is a fan favorite on the hit TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which he took home a SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his recurring role in season two of the series. He earned nerd cred with the geek community his long running series Chuck (2007-2012).

Levi was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for She Loves Me in 2016. He was also the co-lead (with Mandy Moore) in the Disney animated musical Tangled. The song “I See the Light,” written for Tangled (performed by Levi & Mandy Moore), was nominated that year for an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. The pair performed the duet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony. “I See the Light” also won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 54th Grammy Awards.

Cole Sprouse was most recently seen starring on the big screen in Lionsgate/CBS Films’ breakout box office success Five Feet Apart, which grossed over $90 million worldwide. He can also be seen starring on The CW’s hit series Riverdale.

Lionsgate’s Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmonds will oversee the production for the studio, which begins this April.

Are you looking forward to seeing Zachary Levi and Cole Sprouse in Undercover? Let u know your thoughts in the comment below.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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