Disney Channel Original Movie “Let It Shine”

October 21, 2011 • By

The Disney Channel has begun production on a new Disney Channel Original Movie called “Let It Shine.” The movie will premiere on the Disney Channel next summer. Check out the description of the DCOM below:

“The story follows 16-year-old Cyrus DeBarge, an aspiring musician who has a gift for rhyme yet lacks the self-confidence to take the stage and, through his rap song, tell his longtime crush Roxanne Andrews how he feels about her. After he and his flighty best friend, Kris McDuffy enter a songwriting contest, Kris is mistakenly named the winner for a song Cyrus wrote. Fearful of being thrust into the spotlight, Cyrus panics and allows Kris to take credit for his heartfelt lyrics and soon he’s standing by as Roxanne begins to fall for Kris.”

This sounds a lot like the Disney Channel Original Series “Austin & Ally” that’s heading to the network…

Actors in the movie will include:

– Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Cyrus DeBarge
– Coco Jones (Radio Disney “N.B.T.”) as Roxanne Andrews
– Trevor Jackson (“Cold Case”) as Kris McDuffy
– Brandon Mychal Smith (“So Random!”) as Lord of Da Bling
– Nicole Sullivan (“MADtv”) as Roxanne’s powerful music manger Lyla
– Courtney B. Vance (“FlashForward”) as Cyrus’ preacher father Jacob DeBarge
– Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World”) as Cyrus’ mother, Gail

There will also be a fabulous soundtrack for the movie, and songwriters working on it include:

– Antonina Armato
– David Banner
– Andy Dodd
– In-Q, J-Doe
– Toby Gad
– Adam Hicks
– Tim James
– Steven Jones
– Jay L’Oreal
– Rock Mafia
– Justin Mobley
– Tocarra Phillips
– Lindy Robbins
– Thomas Armato Sturges
– Dapo Torimiro
– Anna Vasilenko
– Jon Vella
– Lambert “Stereo” Waldrip
– Adam Watts

What are your thoughts about the movie so far?