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Disney announces High School Musical 4

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Disney announces High School Musical 4

Disney is making a new 'High School Musical' movie.

The franchise launched the careers of a host of stars including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale and 'High School Musical 4' will be the first movie since 2008's 'HSM 3: Senior Year'.

Disney Channel President Gary Marsh said: "'High School Musical' is part of Disney Channel's DNA. It embodies all that we stand for. As a way of continuing to embrace that heritage, we're excited to announce 'the start of something new' as we launch a search for a new class of East High Wildcats to star in a fourth installment of the 'High School Musical' franchise."

'High School Musical' - described as a modern-day 'Romeo & Juliet' - tells the story of Troy Bolton (Efron) the star athlete at a small-town high school who falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez (Hudgens) at a karaoke party.

Kenny Ortega directed the original while 'Teen Beach Movie's Jeffrey Hornaday will direct and choreograph the reboot.

It will feature an entirely new cast and it has not yet been revealed if any of the original stars will make an appearance.