‘Shazam’ actor Zachary Levi and ‘Riverdales’ Cole Sprouse are set to co-star in a new music-driven comedy at Lionsgate titled ‘Undercover’.
Levi will play a down-on-his-luck rocker-turned-father, who secretly joins a group of young musicians in a wedding cover band led by Sprouse. When things start looking up for the band, Levi’s character gets exposed.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane said about the film; “Like ‘School of Rock’ and ‘Pitch Perfect,’ ‘Undercover’ is a movie that unites audiences with the way the cast interprets and performs familiar songs. Not only is it hilarious and charming, but it’s going to be a blast to see personalities like Zachary and Cole own their performances of so many classics,”
Steve Pink helms the film which was written by Amy Talkington, with revisions by Jonathan Igla, Diablo Cody, Chris Hazzard and Michael Fontana. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce the project.
As well as being the face of DC’s ‘Shazam’, Levi has also starred in Disney’s ‘Tangled’ a role in which he performed the song ‘I See the Light,’ with Mandy Moore and was nominated that year for an Oscar and Golden Globe for best original song. He has also starred in the TV series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’.
Since 2017 Sprouse has been a series regular on ‘Riverdale’ he also starred in Justin Baldoni heartfelt and heartbreaking teen romance story ‘Five Feet Apart’ opposite Haley Lu Richardson.