Lucas Grabeel been cast in a major motion picture: he'll star alongside Sean Penn and James Franco in the Harvey Milk biopic, Milk.
The flick tells the tale of the slain San Franciso gay activist and politician.
Grabeel will portray Danny Nicoletta, a friend and supporter of Harvey Milk. Nicoletta worked at the camera store that Harvey owned, while also working on Harvey's political campaigns.
This marks yet another step up for a High School Musical star:
Zac Efron has signed on to star in a pair of big movies (Seventeen and Me and Orsen Welles), while Vanessa Hudgens will appear in Will.