may sing and dance in her next film, but don't expect it to be like High School Musical
The actress, 19, is set for the role of Sam in Will
, a coming-of-age story about a high school rock band made up of misfits, says the Hollywood Reporter
Set to begin production next month in Austin, the movie is described as a dramedy about a popular girl forming a rock band with a bunch of young outcasts who come together over their love of music and compete in a local Battle of the Bands.
Hudgens's role is that of a 15-year-old former stutterer who gets involved with the lead outcast.
Later this year, Hudgens will resume her role as Gabriella Montez in the third installment of High School Musical
, this time for theatrical release, rather than airing on TV's Disney Channel.