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Barry enrolls in new Hughes high school pic from Disney

Cooper to make helming debut in 'New Port South'

Raymond J. Barry has signed on to Disney’s “New Port South,” the high school-set pic from producers John Hughes and Billy Higgins. Kyle Cooper makes his helming debut.

The disillusioned teenage spirit is back in Hughes’ latest depiction of authority-bucking high school students. Barry will play the school’s principal.

Hughes, who created a sensation in the 1980s with his spot-on examination of American teenage life in “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” has passed the torch to his son James, who penned the “New Port” script. Cooper was the creative force behind the stylized opening title sequence of David Fincher’s “Seven,” along with those of “Braveheart,” “Men in Black” and “Mission: Impossible.”

Barry’s previous credits include “Return to Paradise,” Disney’s “Flubber,” Gramercy’s “Dead Man Walking” and Universal’s “Born on the Fourth of July” and “The Chamber.” His television credits include guest spots on ABC’s “Wasteland” and Fox’s “The X-Files.”

Thesp is repped by Metropolitan Talent Agency’s Karen Forman and Lexie Weiss and managers McGowan/Levine.

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