Netflix has finally set a release date for its upcoming film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish, and Robert Horn's 13, adapted from their 2008 Broadway musical. Directed by Tamra Davis, the movie is set to hit the streamer August 12.
Like the stage work, 13 will focus on a cast of young teens, though the screen version will also feature adult co-stars Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, and Peter Hermann. As previously announced, the young cast is led by Eli Golden as Evan Goldman, appearing alongside Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Broadway The Lion King alum Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Willow Moss, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne.
Get a first look at the upcoming movie musical below:
The musical, featuring a book by Elish and Tootsie Tony winner Horn, premiered in Los Angeles in 2007, going on to bow on Broadway the following year. The production marked the first—and to date, only—musical to feature a cast and band comprising entirely teenagers. Among the company were a young Graham Phillips, Allie Trimm, and Ariana Grande. The musical centers on 12-year-old Evan Goldman as he navigates a sudden move from NYC to Indiana, his parents divorcing, and his impending bar mitzvah.
The release is the latest in Netflix's growing catalog of stage-to-screen projects, joining screen adaptations of The Prom and tick, tick...BOOM!, and the upcoming Emma Thompson-led Matilda. The streamer is also currently developing a movie version of the Off-Broadway musical The Legend of Georgia McBride and a limited series based on the long-running Broadway musical A Chorus Line.