Star Grace Vanderwell and director Julia Hart are among those returning for a new and original musical journey. Disney is returning to the musical world of Stargirl, its YA romantic drama that premiered on stage almost a year ago.
The company’s live actin film division is bringing in a lot of the creative team behind the original film, including star Grace VanderWael and director Julia Hart, who will this time join actor Eliza Richardson and composer-composer Michael Penn, who will later Will write and perform original music for the film.
The 2020 film, which debuted on Disney + March 13, 2020, was adopted as the best-selling book by Jerry Spinelli and told of a boy living in Micah, Arizona, as something more than an anonymous existence Does not want, but whose life is reversed. Meet and fall for an unusual and colorful girl named Stargirl.
Hart and Jordan Horowitz, who wrote the initial adaptation with Kirsten Hahn, wrote in the original script that Stargirl’s journey from Micah and into a larger world of music, dreams, and possibility. Vanderwall, who will reprise his role as Stargirl, will write the original music for it and play the role of Richard for a romantic outing.
Ellen Goldsmith-Wein and Lee Stolman of the Gotham Group return as producers while Horowitz will produce for Hart & Horowitz’s company’s original headquarters. Hahn and Spinelli are executive producers. Penn will also serve as the executive music producer for the new project. Jeanie McCarthy and Nicole Abellera are currently casting the film.
Like other streamers, Disney + does not provide viewership or guidance as to how this “idea” counts. However, making the sequel suggests that it was somewhat successful. The sequel also becomes the first Disney + feature production. Richardson appeared in Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us and medical drama, New Amsterdam. He is retaken by Cunningham Ascot and Terrific Toxicant.
Hart’s latest film was I’m Your Woman, a 1970s crime drama starring Rachel Brosnan. The film opened the 2020 AFI Fest and premiered on Amazon Prime in December. He is retaken by the CAA.