McQueen on clock for Dis' 'Minutemen'


Steven R. McQueen is revving up the family business. The grandson of the late Steve McQueen is starring alongside "Cory in the House's" Jason Dolley in the Disney Channel original movie "Minutemen."

In addition, Disney has recruited "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu to perform the "Minutemen" song "Run It Back Again" in a music video premiering Dec. 14 on the network.

The movie, set to premiere at 8 p.m. Jan. 25, marks the first major role for McQueen, who appeared on episodes of "Everwood." "Minutemen" also stars Nicholas Braun, Chelsea Staub and Luke Benward.

In the comedic sci-fi/adventure, unpopular senior Virgil Fox (Dolley) -- whose his childhood friends Derek (McQueen) and Stephanie (Staub) are now part of the "in" crowd -- befriends fellow student Charlie (Benward), a prodigy who has invented a time machine. The pair recruit school menace Zeke (Braun) and conjure up a plan to go back in time to help themselves and prevent other misfits from enduring humiliating situations, calling themselves the Minutemen. But they soon learn that there are unexpected consequences.

"Minutemen," a production of Salty Pictures, was written by John Killoran with a story by David Diamond & David Weissman. Lev L. Spiro is the director. Andrew Gunn, Ann Marie Sanderlin and Doug Sloan are executive producing, with Don Schain serving as producer.