Madison Pettis of 'Cory in the House' to Star in Family Film
Madison Pettis of 'Cory in the House' to Star in Family Film
Madison Pettis plays the eight-year-old daughter of the President in Cory in the House, but in her upcoming film, The Game Plan, she gets to call WWE Star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson her “daddy.”

The family film, which also stars Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), is a story about Joe Kingman (The Rock), an NFL football player who discovers he has a seven-year-old daughter named Peyton James (Madison Pettis).  He decides to give fatherhood a try, to the chagrin of his ruthless agent, Stella Peck (Sedgwick).

The supporting cast of the movie includes Morris Chestnut (The Cave, Ladder 49), Paige Turco (Rescue Me, Silent Witness) and Christine Lakin (The Loop, Sons & Daughters).

Last year, The Rock suffered an injury that delayed the production of the film.  He ruptured his Achilles tendon while he was training for the film.  Production resumed last September with Andy Fickman as the director and Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray as the producers.  The film has been scheduled for release on September 28.

Prior to The Game Plan, child actress Madison Pettis was featured in three children’s videos, namely Barney: Let’s Make Music, Barney: Can You Sing that Song?, and Thank You God for… Friends and Helpers.  Moreover, her work on television has not been limited to Cory in The House. She has also appeared in the Disney hit series, Hannah Montana, and guest starred in CBS’ Jericho as Stacy Clemons.

Cory in the House, the spin-off series of That’s So Raven, is currently in its first season.  It airs every Friday night on the Disney Channel.  The show has Pettis sharing the small screen with comedian Rondell Sheridan (Minor Adjustments, Show Me the Funny), Kyle Massey (Life is Ruff), Jason Dolley (Saving Shiloh, Read it and Weep), John D’Aquino (Baywatch, Melrose Place) and Maiara Walsh (Unfabulous, Bowl-A-Thon).

The show debuted in January and was recently renewed for a second season.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist


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