Disney+ has picked up the teen drama Clouds from Warner Bros., which recently wrapped production in Montreal.
The film follows the true story of Zach Sobiech, a teenager is diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and finds a way to inspire others with the little time he has left by turning to music and writing the song “Clouds,” which went viral as a YouTube video and reached No. 1 on iTunes prior to his death in 2013 at the age of 18.
The film is based on Zach’s mothers memoir Laura Sobiech’s “Fly a Little Higher.”
Directed and produced by Justin Baldoni (Five Feet Apart), Clouds stars newcomer Fin Argus as Zach Sobiech; Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) is his best friend and bandmate Sammy; Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next Level) is his girlfriend Amy. Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!) and Neve Campbell (Scream) play his parents.
“I fell in love with Zach’s infectious joy and spirit seven years ago when I made a short documentary about his life. Just before he passed, I made a promise to him that I would do whatever I could to make sure the world heard his music,” said Baldoni in a statement. “In the age of COVID-19, with the future of the theater business up in the air, it was extremely important to me to ensure Zach’s message of hope, faith and triumph in the face of adversity truly had the opportunity to touch as many hearts around the world as possible. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with Disney+ for my first film under our Wayfarer Studios banner, as it’s the perfect home and platform to bring Zach’s incredible story to the world.”
Disney+ hopes to debut the film this Fall.