Director Tom Vaughan, who recently wrapped the Miley Cyrus comedy So Undercover, signed on to direct the coming-of-age drama Mixtape, based on Stacey Menear’s script about a young girl who loses a mixtape, her only connection to her deceased parents, and sets out to learn about their lives by investigating the little-known songs on the tape’s case.
Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures teamed up with Jim Wedaa Productions to produce Mixtape. Menear’s script won the American Zoetrope screenwriting contest in 2009 and appeared on the 2009 Black List of the best un-produced screenplays.
“This is a really funny and moving story about growing up, discovering the power of music and understanding who you are,” Vaughan said. “The script is full of rich, fully realized characters who are complicated and real and this is what makes it so rewarding.”
In addition to Mixtape, Vaughan also remained attached to direct the comedy 31 Days of Larry and the political comedy Boomsday.
No word yet from Deadline about possible casts or a production start date for Mixtape; leaving plenty of time for fan speculation.