According to Deadline, the guest list for the new Disney+ original Prom Pact has just gotten a lot longer.
Comedienne Margaret Cho (Dr. Ken) now joins the previously announced Peyton Elizabeth Lee & Milo Manheim.
Additionally, Blake Draper (Clickbait), Monique Green (How To Get Away With Murder), Arica Himmel (Mixed-ish), Jason Sakaki (Spontaneous), and David S. Jung (Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.) have joined the cast.
You might recall a few months ago when we exclusively reported that the Julie Bowen-produced romantic comedy would be beginning production later this month. While Deadline’s casting article doesn’t quite confirm that production timeline, it does confirm director Anya Adams’ (The Good Place, Black-ish) attachment.
Previously compared to a Shakespearean love story, the synopsis of the film is as follows:
High school senior Mandy Coleman (Lee) and her best friend and fellow outsider Ben (Manheim) find themselves surrounded by nothing but over-the-top ’80s-themed Promposals However, Mandy keeps her eyes focused on a different goal: her lifelong dream of attending Harvard. When she finds out her acceptance has been deferred, she is determined to do whatever she can do to get herself off the waitlist, even if that means asking for help from the one person she abhors – popular all-star jock Graham Lansing, whose father is a powerful senator and Harvard alum. Once Mandy becomes Graham’s tutor, she begins to realize there’s more to him than she thought and perhaps something more to life than Harvard.
Cho will play a sarcastic counselor with a great sense of humor and quick wit named Ms. Chen. She helps Mandy with her attempts to get into Harvard. Green will play a popular cheerleader named LaToya, while Himmel and Sakaki will play Mandy’s close friends Zenobia and Charles. Jung will play Mandy’s dad..
Melvin Mar (Fresh off the Boat and Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.) and Jake Kasdan (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will produce alongside Bowen and her producing partner Rachel Field.