Dove Cameron and Luke Benward are officially reuniting!
Fans of the 2014 Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9” likely all agree that it’s ABOUT TIME for some of the film’s stars to reunite for a new project. Luckily, that’s exactly what we’re getting: former co-stars and longtime friends Dove Cameron and Luke Benward just signed on to the highly-anticipated new movie musical comedy, “Dumplin.”
Not only are Dove and Luke going to be reuniting on this big theatrical project, but they are going to be working with an amazing star-studded cast, with some more fun surprises for longtime fans. For example, Dove will be working with one of her TV musical co-stars for the second time, as “Hairspray Live!” actress Maddie Baillo has also joined on to this film.
Jennifer Aniston, Bex Taylor-Klaus (“Scream”), Georgie Flores (“Famous In Love”), Ginger Minj (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Danielle Macdonald, and Odeya Rush (“Goosebumps,” “The Giver”) all have been announced as part of this incredible team, so you know we can expect great things!
The film’s screenplay is written by Kristin Hahn and is based on Julie Murphy’s 2015 popular young adult novel, also titled “Dumplin.”
The story “follows Willowdean (Macdonald), nicknamed Dumplin, a confident, plus-sized teen who, to spite her beauty pageant queen mom (Aniston), enlists in a local pageant,” according to Deadline. “What starts as an impulsive one-day protest snowballs as Will inadvertently becomes the inspiration for a ragtag group of teenage outcasts joining the pageant.”
We’re really looking forward to seeing this all come together!
Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski