More Details On China Anne McClain, Kelli Berglund And More Working On “How To Build A Better Boy”

THR confirmed the news of China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm”) and Kelli Berglund (“Lab Rats”) working on a new Disney Channel Original Movie. The title is a little different from what has been posted earlier. They are calling it “How to Build a Better Boy.”

Along with China and Kelli, Noah Centineo (“Austin & Ally”), Ashley Argota (“True Jackson, VP”), Marshall Williams (“Canada’s Got Talent”), Matt Shively (“True Jackson, VP”) and Roger Bart (“Revenge”) round out the cast.

Production has begun in Toronto and the new DCOM will premiere on Disney Channel in 2014!

Written by Jason Mayland (“Space Chimps”) and directed by Paul Hoen (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”), the Washington, D.C.-set “How to Build a Better Boy” follows high school sophomores Mae (Berglund) and Gabby (McClain), two tech-savvy best friends who devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend with just a few strokes of the keyboard and a wireless connection. What Gabby and Mae don’t realize is that the computer they use is set up to generate a robotic super soldier, which they have inadvertently activated in the form of Albert (Williams), a macho yet sensitive super cute boy.

Robin Schorr (“Food, Inc.”) and Dan Seligmann will serve as executive producers on the TV movie.

Production is expected to wrap at the end of August 2013.

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Photo credit: DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D’Amico

Press release from Disney Channel:

PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE “HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY,”

STARRING CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN AND KELLI BERGLUND

Disney Channel taps into a three-dimensional “geek chic” comedy adventure with “How to Build a Better Boy,” a present day take on a futuristic story starring Disney Channel star China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm”) and Disney XD star Kelli Berglund (“Lab Rats”). Set in Washington, DC, the storyline follows high school sophomores Mae Hartley (Berglund) and Gabby Harrison (McClain), two tech-savvy best friends who devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend with just a few strokes of the keyboard and a wireless connection. What Gabby and Mae don’t realize is that the computer they use is set up to generate a robotic super soldier, which they have inadvertently activated in the form of Albert, a macho yet sensitive super cute boy.

Production has begun in Toronto, Canada for a premiere in 2014. The movie is directed by three-time DGA Award winner Paul Hoen (“Let It Shine,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”), executive produced by Robin Schorr (“Food, Inc.,” “The Pretty One”) and Adam Kossack, co-executive produced by Dan Seligmann and written by Jason Mayland (“Space Chimps”).

In addition to McClain and Berglund, the movie stars newcomer Marshall Williams (contestant in “Canadian Idol”) as Albert Banks, Noah Centineo (“Austin & Ally”) as Jaden Stark, Ashley Argota (“True Jackson, VP”) as Nevaeh Barnes, Matt Shively (“True Jackson, VP”) as Bart Hartley and Roger Bart (“Revenge”) as James Hartley.

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