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Tween Star Cody Simpson to Star in ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’-Style YouTube Movie

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Singer Cody Simpson arrives at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at Galen Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for KCA)
Cody Simpson. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2012 Getty Images

New movie Finding Cody debuts this summer on Warner Music’s YouTube channel, an interactive venture starring the tween musician. Its plot will play out like those ever-frustrating “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, and sees “Lucy,” one of Cody’s biggest fans, desperately trying to make it to one of Simpson’s concerts. She’ll have to navigate quintessential fangirl problems like ticket scalpers and uncaring parents (spoiler: she gets grounded!) with viewers able to help — or hinder — her on her quest. Will she end up receiving an onstage serenade from Cody himself, or get stuck at home cleaning out the dishwasher?

Finding Cody is also set to include both concert footage and a behind-the-scenes tour with the singer, which kind of gives away the story’s intended direction. But still, if the film is going to do “CYOA” classics any justice there’ll still be the opportunity for Lucy to open a door that gets her backstage, then turn to page 34 — or the YouTube click-through equivalent … and then fall down a well where she’s eaten by a troll. Surprise! Now, return to the beginning and start Lucy’s “journey” over, because that’s a great way to up the movie’s view count.

Cody Simpson to Star in CYOA-Style YouTube Movie