Jan 22 2009 5:20 PM EST
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Christina Garibaldi
Shooting will begin by end of the year, star says.
It looks like the “Camp Rock” sequel is finally underway. The film’s female star, Demi Lovato, confirmed to MTV News that the follow-up to the hit Disney movie will begin shooting later this year.
“There’s a ‘Camp Rock’ sequel,” she told MTV News just moments after getting off the stage at Monday’s “Kids’ Inaugural,” where she performed with her “Camp Rock” co-stars the Jonas Brothers. “We’re going to be shooting it at the end of the next year. Actually this year, woo! So, we’ll be shooting it late 2009 and hopefully I’ll be shooting it after I do a tour.”
In addition to Nick, Kevin and Joe, littlest JoBro Frankie Jonas is also rumored to be joining the cast. But when the guys talked about the film last summer, they had a few other ideas in mind for what they wanted to see happen in the sequel.
“Maybe [there could be], like, a rival camp,” Joe pondered, adding that someone in the Jonas camp had a very tropical idea for a possible location: “Camp Hawaii!”
When they talked about the film with EW.com last summer, Joe admitted that he was blindsided by the success of the first “Camp Rock,” which reportedly scored nearly 9 million viewers when it aired in June. Joe, who had a lead role in the film, said, “We’ve been looking into scheduling when we can do that because we’ve been busy with touring, but we would love to. The success from the first one — we did not expect that at all, and the possibility of a second movie would be great.”