Ashley Tisdale joins the cast of the LEFT BEHIND reboot
Ashley is in negotiations to join the cast of the Left Behind Reboot, starring alongside Nicholas Cage and Chad Michael Murray. Ashley will breathe new life into the character of Chloe Steele.
Ashley quickly garnered attention and became one of the breakout stars of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel world wide phenomenon “High School Musical.” Ashley reprised her role as Sharpay Evans, the high school drama queen, in “High School Musical 2,” which broke cable TV records as it garnered 17.5 million viewers. With the success of HSM, Disney decided to release the third installment of the extremely successful “High School Musical” franchise as a feature film. “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” set a box office record as the highest grossing opening weekend total for a musical.
Ashley’s other credits included the feature film “Alien’s in the Attic,” voicing the character of Candane Flynn in the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, “Phineas and Ferb” on Disney XD and Disney Channel. She also captured the attention of Disney Channel fans for her role as Maddie in Disney Channel’s hit series, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” She had recurring roles on many primetime comedies including “George Lopez,” “Still Standing” and “The Hughleys,” as well as guest starring roles on “Grounded for Life,” “Strong Medicine,” “Boston Public” and “7th Heaven.”
Chad Michael Murray is cast to play Buck Williams
The House of Wax heart throb has primarily been working in television in the nine year spanning run of One Tree Hill. In fact, Left Behind would be his first theatrical film role since 2005. He will playing Cameron “Buck” Williams, a journalist who is left on Earth after the Rapture occurs and all believers are whisked away to heaven. Along with jet pilot Rayford Steele (Cage), they lead a group of survivors into the chilling world of the left behind.
The film, and it’s 2001 original, are based on a sixteen novel long series of Christian-influenced epics written by Tim LaHay and Jerry P. Jenkins. Aside from knowing that Vic Armstrong (stunt coordinator for The Green Hornet and I Am Legend) will be directing, no other casting news has surfaced.
With all of the Apocalypse legends being thrown around at this time, Left Behind could prove to be very enticing for fans of Nostradamus and Mayans alike. The expanded plot of the book series deals heavily with faith after the Rapture as well as the rise of the Anti-Christ, who leads a nefarious global community. It is unclear how many books or how much of the collective plot will be featured, though it is likely safe to assume that the film will tackle the first book.