-Could Disney Channel be working on the next “High School Musical”?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the channel has ordered an original movie based on the novel Lemonade Mouth, the story of five Rhode Island freshmen who meet in detention and decide to form a garage band using unusual instruments, including a ukulele.
Emmy-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase will lead the project with a script from April Blair, based on the novel by Mark Peter Hughes. The project’s title (and the band’s name) comes from a student-led protest in the book to save the school’s organic lemonade machine.
The channel is trying their hand again on the musical market. “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” will debut in September and “Lemonade” likely will debut a few months later. Album sales, too, are a key part of the equation. Since 2006, soundtracks from Disney Channel original movies have sold 27 million discs worldwide.
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