Ben Platt | Ben Platt in the musical Theater Camp
Ben Platt has joined the cast of the musical “Theatre Camp”.
The Broadway star was cast in the film along with Molly Gordon, Noah Galvin, Amy Sedaris, Alan S. Kim, Patti Harrison, Owen Thiele, Jimmy Tatro, Ayo Edebiri, Caroline Aaron and Nathan Lee Graham.
The film marks the directorial debut of Molly and Nick Lieberman. The couple wrote the film with Platt and Galvin.
The film follows the eccentric staff of a run-down theater camp in New York City, as they team up with the beloved founder’s son to keep the camp going when she slips into a coma at the start of the summer season. The project will feature original music by Galvin, Gordon, Liebermann, Platt and Mark Sonnenblick.
Erik Feig, Samie Kim Falvey and Julia Hammer will produce for Picturestart alongside Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller for Topic Studios.
Feig, the founder and CEO of Picturestart, said: “We haven’t stopped laughing at this film since Gloria Sanchez first showed us the short and saw the incredible ambition and creativity that Molly, Nick, Ben and Noah brought to ‘Theater Camp’ was our great place of happiness.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Maria and Ryan at Topic and can’t wait to bring audiences to Camp’s hilarious and heartwarming ‘Summer Session’.”
Topic Studios President Zuckerman added, “When we heard who was coming to this summer camp, we immediately knew we had to join.
“It’s a true dream team – visionary creators Molly, Nick, Ben and Noah, amazing partners Picturestart and Gloria Sanchez, and a thundering cast of actors. We can’t wait for the show to begin.”