Vanessa Hudgens Has Will Power

“High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens has signed on to star in Walden Media’s coming-of-age dramedy “Will” says Reuters.

Written by Graff and Josh Cagan, the script centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music.

They assemble a like-minded crew of misfits and form a rock group to perform in a battle of the bands competition at their school.

Hudgens is playing Sam, a 15-year-old former stutterer now speaking slowly and deliberately, who becomes romantically entangled with the lead outcast.

Actor-turned-director Todd Graff (“Camp”) is helming with shooting to begin next month in Austin.