Better Nate Than Ever is an upcoming American musical family-comedy film written and directed by Tim Federle, based on his 2013 novel of the same name.

Described as a coming-of-age story involving musical theater and Broadway, the story centers on the titular Nate Foster. Lisa Kudrow and Norbert Leo Butz serve in supporting cast roles.

Better Nate Than Ever had its world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on March 15, 2022, and is set to be released as a Disney+ original film on April 1, 2022

Nate Foster, an unpopular 13-year-old from Pittsburgh, has a goal of one day becoming a Broadway musical star. When Nate is repeatedly overlooked,

and never cast in the lead roles he deserves, he and his best friend Libby, sneak away to pursue their life's dreams in the Big Apple.

A random encounter with his estranged aunt Heidi, turns their adventure upside-down. Only together can they make their dreams come true

In January 2021, The Walt Disney Company had an open casting-call for a film adaptation of Better Nate Than Ever. By March of the same year,

it was announced that the film had officially been green-lit, with production scheduled to take place in New York City. The project entered pre-production under the working title Pittsburgh.