With 'High School Musical' moving toward a fourth installment and 'Glee' one of the hottest shows on TV, the pre-college years are suddenly saturating the zeitgeist. No wonder Disney is aiming to celebrate another timeless rite of teenage passage.

Per Variety, 'Prom' concerns -- well, a high school prom and all the pre-dance prep work and angst-ridden drama that makes it a memorable event. Unlike 'HSM,' however, it won't be a musical pic but a comedy: the script is being inked by the teen-friendly Katie Wech ('Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience').

Joe Nussbaum
, helmer of several post-puberty pics (2004's 'Sleepover,' 2006's 'American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile' and 2007's 'Sydney White'), will direct.
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