Disney+ has released the trailer, teaser poster and stills for Disney’s Better Nate Than Ever, a feel-good comedy adventure with showstopping musical numbers, which will debut exclusively on the streaming service April 1.
The trailer features two new original songs written for the film, “Big Time,” sung by Rueby Wood, who stars as Nate in the film, and “#GoAwf,” sung by Aria Brooks, who stars as Libby, and Rueby Wood.
In the film, 13-year-old Nate Foster has big Broadway dreams. There’s only one problem – he can’t even land a part in the school play. But when his parents leave town, Nate and his best friend Libby sneak off to the Big Apple for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove everyone wrong.
A chance encounter with Nate’s long-lost Aunt Heidi turns his journey upside-down, and together they must learn that life’s greatest adventures are only as big as your dreams.
The movie stars Aria Brooks, Joshua Bassett, Michelle Federer and introducing Rueby Wood as Nate, with Norbert Leo Butz and Lisa Kudrow.
The film was written for the screen and directed by Tim Federle. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel served as the film’s producers, with Tim Federle and Pamela Thur as its executive producers.
The film is based on Federle’s award-winning novel (check price at Amazon), which is officially described as follows: “A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical in this winning middle grade novel that The New York Times called ‘inspired and inspiring.’
“Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune?
“With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.
“Tim Federle’s ‘hilarious and heartwarming debut novel’ (Publishers Weekly) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up – because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.”
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.