The film also stars Austin Butler (Ashley's Aliens in the Attic costar) as Peyton Leverett, a confident film student; Bradley Steven Perry (Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie") as Roger Elliston III, Sharpay's rival and snooty dog owner; Cameron Goodman as a Broadway starlet; and Alec Mapa as Broadway director Gill Samms.
The film is being directed by Michael Lembeck (Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus 2). It will feature four original songs by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn, Matthew Tishler and Amy Powers, David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg. Reported titles are:
- Me and My Boy
- The Rest of My Life
- I'm Gonna Shine
- New York's Best Kept Secret