(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – High School Musical producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush are developing a new musical for MTV, The American Mall. Nina Dobrev (Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Rob Mayes will lead an ensemble cast in the romantic comedy/drama, which will air on MTV next summer, followed immediately by a DVD release. The story, set in a mall, follows high school graduate Ally (Dobrev), a singer-songwriter battling to save her mother’s music store. Mayes will play the boy she loves, Joey, a musically-gifted janitor who fronts a garage band. Also cast are Autumn Reeser, who will play Ally’s mean-girl adversary Madison, as well as Wade Allain-Marcus, Bianca Collins, Rodney To, Neil Haskell, Brooke Lyons, David Baum, Blythe Auffarth, Yassmin Alers, Bresha Webb, Neil Haskell, and Al Sapienza. Shooting will start in late January at a mall in Utah. (Hollywood Reporter)

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