Ashley Tisdale is not a girl, not yet a witchy woman—but she's on her way.
Like several Disney-spawned stars before her, the septum-challenged High School Musical alum is in the process of establishing a tween-friendly business empire of her own, in talks to both star in the big-screen remake of Teen Witch and potentially produce a Disney series based on her prefame life as a mall employee.
According to the trades, Tisdale is parlaying her Sharpay Evans success into a new gig: Louise Miller, the unpopular high schooler who discovers she descended from Salem's pointy-nosed finest and has the black magic prowess to prove it.
The fantasy musical, originally starring Robin Lively in the titular role, was first released in 1989. Tom Cruise's United Artists is producing the remake. A start date has yet to be set as the script has not yet been written.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old is building a career on more than just her pretty face, also starting negotiations for a one-year first-look producing deal with FremantleMedia North America, the same juggernaut behind American Idol.
Per Variety, under the not-yet-final deal, Tisdale would seek to develop herself as a global brand à la Disney cohorts Miley Cyrus and Hilary Duff, developing unscripted shows for Fremantle aimed toward a younger demographic. Tisdale herself would remain behind the cameras.
At least one of the shows would be kept in the network family, as Tisdale is already developing an untitled series for the Disney Channel based on her less-than-glamorous pre-HSM life, when she was working at a mall. As with the unscripted projects, Tisdale would not appear in the series.