Disney + ‘s Stargirl sequel expands cast with Judy Greer
Just a day after announcing the development of the project, the cast of the sequel to the acclaimed Disney + adaptation of Jerry Spinelli Stargirl has already started to develop under the name Judy Greer (Ant-Man and the Wasp) signed for the film, according to Deadline.
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The upcoming sequel is also expected to bring back most of its creative team, and will feature new cast members including Elijah Richardson (When they see us) as the new romantic lead role, and Michael Penn, who is also set to write and perform the original music for the film. Sources report that Greer has signed on to play the role of Ana, the mother of the titular protagonist who moves with her to Los Angeles as she goes to work on a film.
The first film’s co-writer, Kirsten Hahn, will return as an executive producer with Jerry Spinelli. Original producers Jordan Horowitz, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and Lee Stollman are all set to produce again. Another cast for the film, which is to be loosely based on the new sequel Love, Stargirl, is currently in progress.
Based on the novel of the same name by author Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl was a tender, quirky coming-of-age story based on the New York Times critically acclaimed blockbuster young adult novel about an unpretentious high school student who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change. how they see themselves… and their world.
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Stargirl was directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn & Julia Hart & and Hahn with Jordan Horowitz.
The first film starred singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal as Stargirl Caraway, Graham Verchere (Fargo, The good doctor) as Leo Borlock, and Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito (breaking Bad, The Mandalorian) like Archie Brubaker. It will also star Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Child) like Kevin, Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) like Gloria and Maximiliano Hernandez (Scandal) like Mr. Rabineau.
(Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)