Disney+ to premiere film based on Stillwater teen who died from rare cancer

Disney+ announced Thursday that it will premiere a film based on the memoir "Fly a Little Higher" by Laura Sobiech exclusively on its streaming service this fall. Sobiech's son, Zach, of Stillwater, died from osteosarcoma in 2013 at 17 years old.

The film, "Clouds," "is the true story of Zach's journey over the course of his senior year as he navigated the complexities of love, friendship, family and leaving behind a musical legacy," Disney+ said in the announcement.

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The film stars Fin Argus, Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Iseman, Thomas Everett Scott and Neve Campbell.

"(Director and Producer) Justin (Baldoni) has created a poignant and uplifting tribute to Zach, whose story shows us the power of optimism, music, and human connection," said Ricky Strauss, president, Content & Marketing, Disney+. "As our team searches the world for stories that entertain and inspire, 'Clouds' is a fantastic fit for Disney+ and our global audience."