Is 'Teen Beach Movie' The Next 'HSM?'
By JARETT WIESELMAN
March 12, 2013
The Disney Channel has been trying to replicate the gargantuan success of High School Musical since the original came out in 2006 and launched the careers of Zac Efron, (and to a lesser degree) Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu.
The network's latest great white (way) hope is musical Teen Beach Movie, which riffs on West Side Story as two dueling gangs (the surfers versus the bikers) vie for control of the choicest sandy spot.
Ross Lynch (of Austin & Ally) and Maia Mitchell play Brady and McKenzie, who are on Team Surfers, while Grace Phipps and Garrett Clayton play their star-crossed love interests who bop around on bikes. Anyone else getting major Efron vibes from Clayton?
Check out a Teen Beach teaser below!
Teen Beach Movie premieres July 19 at 8 p.m. on Disney Channel.