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Disney+ makes first movie acquisition, snags rights to teen drama Clouds

Disney+ has made its first third party narrative film acquisition, the movie Clouds.

Described as ‘moving and inspirational,’ the feature is based on the memoir Fly a Little Higher, the true story of Zach Sobiech, a gifted 17-year old musician diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. The film follows Zach’s journey over the course of his senior year.  It lands on the streaming platform globally this autumn.

Fin Argus stars as Zach Sobiech, with Sabrina Carpenter (The Hate U Give as his best friend and bandmate. The cast also includes Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Thomas Everett Scott (13 Reasons Why) and Neve Campbell (House of Cards).  

Sabrina Carpenter as Sammy in Clouds

“I fell in love with Zach’s infectious joy and spirit seven years ago when I made a short documentary about his life,” says Justin Baldoni. “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.” 

“Justin has created a poignant and uplifting tribute to Zach, whose story shows us the power of optimism, music, and human connection,” adds Disney+ content and marketing chief. “As our team searches the world for stories that entertain and inspire, Clouds is a fantastic fit for our global audience.”

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