Lisa Kudrow is heading to Disney+ for her next movie role.
According to Deadline, Friends vet Lisa Kudrow is the latest to join the cast of the upcoming Disney+ musical comedy Better Nate Than Ever.
Based on the novel by Tim Federle, Better Nate Than Ever centers on Nate Foster— a 13-year-old from Pittsburgh who heads to New York City with his best friend Libby without his parent’s permission after he doesn’t score a role in the school play. His hope once there is to attend an audition for a big time broadway musical and score a part.
For her role, Lisa Kudrow is set to take on the part of Nate’s long-lost aunt Heidi, whom he encounters along the way. Their encounter transpires in a twist of events that flips the script on Nate’s initial plans. Even so, it soon becomes clear that Nate needs his Aunt Heidi to help make his dreams come true just as much as she needs him to help her with her own.
Behind the camera, Federler is serving as director on the movie adaptation of his book, for which he also wrote the screenplay.
The writer and director is no stranger to working with Disney+ on originals that incorporate music into the fabric of their stories. Most recently, Federle serves as showrunner for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Others involved behind the camera include Marc Platt (La La Land, Mary Poppins Returns) who will serve as a producer on the project.
Currently, there’s no word on when we might expect to see Better Nate Than Ever debut via Disney+, but filming for the movie is currently happening now in New York City.