Friends star Lisa Kudrow joins Disney + musical Better Nate Than Ever

Fresh out of the Friends reunion, Lisa Kudrow is first actor to be announced for upcoming Disney + musical Better Nate than ever. The film is produced by Marc Platt, who is behind recent hits such as Mary Poppins Returns, La La Land and the new one released Cruel. The news was revealed by, and it’s the first mention of who will star in the production, which began streaming earlier this year. Although it is noted as a musical and casting call for two sing-able children, it is believed that Kudrow will not be joining any of the vocals.

The film is based on the series of books by Tim Federle, with the author signed as writer and director. Filming is already underway in New York City, which makes it even more impressive that Disney has managed to keep the cast of Kudrow and the rest a secret. The story centers on 13-year-old Nate Foster, the typical unpopular kid who spends the day having vivid fantasies about being a star on Broadway.

In reality, Nate struggles to secure a role of any merit in his college dramas, usually ending up as a third tree in chorus scenes. When Nate and his friend Libby propose a trip to New York with the idea of ​​auditioning for roles in Lilo and Stitch The Musical, unbeknownst to their parents, it looks like Nate could be on the verge of making his dreams come true. celebrity. come true, however, as their journey turns into a farce, it seems the whole world is threatening her Broadway career before she even begins.

Lisa kudrow plays Heidi in the film, Nate’s longtime lost aunt, who managed to give her plans an even bigger twist. However, as is usually the case, in order to make their dreams come true, it seems like they might need each other. It certainly sounds like the standard Disney family fare that has made the company successful for decades, and tapping into the musical genre’s current popularity can only help make it another hit for the studio when it releases in 2022. .

While being best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in Friends, Kudrow has very rarely strayed from the big and small screen over the past three decades, appearing in films such as Romy and Michele high school meeting in 1997, through Ps i love you in 2007, The girl on the train in 2016 and Boss Baby in 2017, which is getting a sequel this year with the star reprising her role. Overall, Kudrow’s films have grossed over $ 2 billion at the global box office, and it doesn’t look like she’s planning to slow down anytime soon.

While fans were delighted to see her reunited with her fellow “Friends” in the recent HBO Max special – which reportedly grossed her $ 2.5 million for just showing up – it’s believed to be the only reunion she’ll have. the millions of dedicated people of the series followers will get, so with the likes of Better Nate than ever in the works, at least they can expect to get their Kudrow fix elsewhere, this next time on Disney +.

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