Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Milo Manheim are set to star in the upcoming Disney+ original movie Prom Pact, which will be directed by Anya Adams.
Other cast members include Margaret Cho (Good on Paper), Blake Draper (Clickbait), Monique Green (Big Shot), Arica Himmel (Mixed-ish), Jason Sakaki (Devil in Ohio), David S. Jung (Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.). The film will also be produced by Anya Adams (Ginny & Georgia).
It is the height of prom season in the teen romantic comedy, and high school senior Mandy Yang (played by Lee), along with her best friend and fellow outsider Ben (played by Manheim), are besieged by over-the-top ’80s-themed Promposals. Despite this, Mandy never loses sight of a separate objective, which is to fulfill a longstanding ambition and study at Harvard.
When she finds out that she has been placed on the waitlist, she is resolved to do whatever it takes to get herself accepted, even if that means asking for assistance from the person she despises the most – the popular all-star jock Graham Lansing (Draper), whose father is a powerful senator and a graduate of Harvard.
She is determined to get herself accepted. As soon as Mandy starts working as Graham’s tutor, she starts to see that he is more complicated than she originally imagined and that there may be more to life than just Harvard.
Cho will portray the role of Ms. Chen, a snarky and witty guidance counselor who has a great sense of humor and is quick on her feet. Ms Chen assists Mandy in her efforts to gain admission to Harvard. It has been decided that Green will play the well-known cheerleader LaToya, Himmel and Sakaki will play Mandy’s best pals Zenobia and Charles, and Jung will play Mandy’s father, Tom.
The screenplay was written by Anthony Lombardo (American Housewife), and the film’s executive producers are Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Rachael Field (Modern Family), and Jake Kasdan (Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.), and Melvin Mar (Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.). It will make its debut on Disney+ in the spring of 2023 and is now in development in Vancouver.
Cho is a comedian and actor who has been nominated for an Emmy. He will also soon be seen in the film Fire Island directed by Andrew Ahn and in the second season of the blockbuster television series Hacks and The Flight Attendant, both on HBO Max.
She has appeared in a variety of television programs in the past, including Awkafina Is Nora from Queens, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., The Great North, Good Trouble, Tuca & Bertie, and Drop Dead Diva, to name just a few of them. Sex Appeal, I, Challenger, Good on Paper, Bright, 17 Again, and Face/Off are a few of the further films in which she has appeared.
Draper made a guest appearance on the Netflix show Clickbait not too long ago, and he is scheduled to do it again on the podcast series The Orchard. In addition to her role as Olive Cooper on Disney+’s Big Shot, Green has previously appeared in a number of television programs, some of which include Black-ish, This Is Us, and Fuller House.
Himmel has written for the television shows Mixed-ish, Black-ish, and God Friended Me. Sakaki has written for iZombie on The CW and the upcoming Netflix series Devil in Ohio. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. and Hawaii Five-0 are only two of the television shows and movies in which Jung has appeared. Other credits include Death Note and Mind the Gap.
Cho is represented by WME, manager Sarah J. Martin, and Heidy Vaquerano at Fox Rothschild LLP; Draper is represented by BMEG in Australia, Gersh, and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Green is represented by Gersh, Coast to Coast Talent Group, and Luber Roklin Entertainment; Himmel is represented by CESD, Untitled Entertainment, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Sakaki is represented by Principals Talent Management in Vancouver