has been cast as the lead in Nickelodeon's live-action pilot True Fashion
The tentatively titled project, described as Big
meets The Devil Wears Prada
, centers on a 15-year-old (Palmer) tapped to head the teen division of a major fashion label. She has a passion for fashion but soon learns that corporate life has the same highs and lows as high school -- complete with cliques and mean girls -- but also comes with such cool perks as designing for up-and-coming rock stars and casting cute models.
The pilot, from creator/executive producer Andy Gordon
(Back to You
), was picked up in October. It begins shooting this week in Los Angeles, with a cast that also includes Ashley Argota
, Danielle Bisutti
and Matt Shively
and a recurring role featuring Greg Proops
("Whose Line Is It Anyway?").
Palmer won an NAACP Image Award for her role in Akeelah and the Bee
. She next appears on the big screen in Dimension's The Longshots
, opening in July.
The singer-actress, who also was nominated for a SAG
Award for her role in the TNT movie The Wool Cap
, released her debut album, So Uncool
, last year.