'Better Nate than Ever': 5 things you need to know about the Disney+ comedy flick
'Better Nate Than Ever' is a musical family comedy film. It is based on Tim Federle's award-winning novel of the same name, which was published over a decade earlier in 2013. The author's personal experience as a theatre child in a tiny town with Broadway fantasies inspired the work. Though the novel is commonly regarded as a tribute to theatre kids everywhere, the author has stated that the film is for everyone with big dreams, not just theatre kids. It's been described as a coming-of-age comedy with musical theatre and Broadway aspects.
When does 'Better Nate Than Ever' release and where can you watch it?
'Better Nate Than Ever' will release on April 1, 2022, at Disney+.
What is 'Better Nate Than Ever' all about?
According to Disney+, the official synopsis follows as "Thirteen-year-old Nate Foster has big Broadway dreams. There’s only one problem — he can’t even land a part in the school play. But when his parents leave town, Nate and his best friend Libby sneak off to the Big Apple for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove everyone wrong. A chance encounter with Nate’s long-lost Aunt Heidi turns his journey upside-down, and together they must learn that life’s greatest adventures are only as big as your dreams. Based on the award-winning novel."
Who stars on 'Better Nate Than Ever'?
Rueby Wood is an actor, singer, and dancer who played Charlie in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' first national Broadway tour (2018-2019). His credits include Michael Banks in Mary Poppins and other parts of the community and regional theatre in and around Central New York (Syracuse Stage, 2016-2017).
Joshua Bassett, Norbert Leo Butz, Aria Brooks, Michelle Federer, Lisa Kudrow make up for the rest of the cast.
Who are the showrunners?
Tim Federle is the director and writer of 'Better Nate Than Ever'. The film's producers are Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, with Tim Federle and Pamela Thur serving as executive producers.