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Disney+ to Premiere Feature Film ‘Clouds’ Directed by ‘B&B’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’ Alum Justin Baldoni

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Directed and produced by “ and “” alum , Disney+ announced today that it has picked up the exclusive streaming rights to the feature film “” beginning this fall.

The moving and inspirational film is based on the memoir “” by , whose son, Zach, was a musically gifted 17-year old living with a rare bone cancer (osteosarcoma). He died in May 2013.

The story follows Zach’s journey over the course of his senior year as he navigates the complexities of love, friendship, family and leaving behind a musical legacy. The film stars (Brat’s “”) as , (“”) as his best friend and bandmate Sammy, (“Annabelle Comes Home,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”) as Zach’s girlfriend Amy, (“,” “”) and (“,” “”) as his parents, Laura and Rob.

Clouds, Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter
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“I fell in love with Zach’s infectious joy and spirit seven years ago when I made a short documentary about his life. Just before he passed, I made a promise to him that I would do whatever I could to make sure the world heard his music,” said Baldoni. “In the age of COVID-19, with the future of the theatre business up in the air, it was extremely important to me to ensure Zach’s message of hope, faith and triumph in the face of adversity truly had the opportunity to touch as many hearts around the world as possible. That’s why I’m so excited to be partnering with Disney+ for my first film under our Wayfarer Studios banner, as it’s the perfect home and platform to bring Zach’s incredible story to the world.”

The project is the first narrative film acquisition from the Disney+ Global Content team and will be available exclusively in all Disney+ markets.

“Justin has created a poignant and uplifting tribute to Zach, whose story shows us the power of optimism, music, and human connection,” said , president, Content & Marketing, Disney+. “As our team searches the world for stories that entertain and inspire, ‘Clouds’ is a fantastic fit for Disney+ and our global audience.”

“Clouds” is a Mad Chance/La Scala Films Production, co-financed by Wayfarer Studios, and produced by Mad Chance’s , Justin Baldoni for Wayfarer Studios and . , and are also executive producers, and is a co-producer. Endeavor Content and Wayfarer Studios brokered the deal of the film.