The 'Shake It Up' actress will headline a comedy-adventure movie set to air on the cable channel in 2014.
Zendaya Coleman has landed a new gig at Disney Channel. After the children-targeted network canceled her show "Shake It Up", it picks up a new movie starring the 16-year-old actress/singer/dancer. She is set to star in a comedy adventure movie titled "Zapped".
In the upcoming TV movie, Zendaya will play 16 year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student who is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog. But things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.
Based on the book "Boys Are Dogs" by Leslie Margolis, "Zapped" is written by Rachelle Skoretz with revisions by Matt Eddy, Billy Eddy and Kara Holden. Peter DeLuise serves as director, with Aakomon "AJ" Jones as choreographer. Lisa Towers will produce, while Jane Goldenring, Carol Baum, Michael Prupas and Harvey Khan are on board as executive producers.
Chanelle Peloso, Spencer Boldman, Emilia McCarthy and Adam DiMarco also join the cast ensemble. It's filmed on Vancouver Island, Canada for a scheduled 2014 premiere on Disney Channels around the world, as well as on Canada's Family Channel.
Zendaya's TV series "Shake It Up" will end its run in November after more than 75 episodes. The teen actress competed in the last season of "Dancing with the Stars" where she ended up as the runner-up with pro-dancer partner Val Chmerkovskiy.