T&C Pictures and Sony Music Entertainment Japan has begun shooting the comedy Lock And Roll Forever in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Japan.

Chris Grismer is directing the story of an all-girl teenage band from a working class industrial city in Japan that travels to America in search of fame and fortune.

Lucas Grabeel, Ike Barinholtz, Taylor Negron, Brad Dourif and Naoko Nozawa star. Peter Barsocchini wrote the screenplay.

Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, whose credits include the hit cable series High School Musical, are producing. Arata Matsushima is executive producer.