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Wendi McLendon-Covey Joins Disney+ Original Movie ‘Prom Pact’

Wendi McLendon-Covey leads the ABC hit show The Goldbergs which is currently on its ninth season. Well, the actress is staying at the house of mouse as she is set to star opposite Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Milo Manheim in Prom Pact, Disney+’s teen rom-com movie.

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.

According to Deadline, McLendon-Covey will play Alyssa, Mandy’s (Lee) mom. Alyssa is smart, perceptive, caring and proud of her daughter, although she wishes Mandy would allow herself to have a little more fun during her high school years.

Margaret Cho (Dr. Ken), 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.) are also set to star.

Anya Adams (Ginny & Georgia) directs and the project hails from Disney Branded Television. 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.