Disney is making a comeback to the musical world of young adult movie ‘Stargirl’, which debuted in 2020.
The studio’s live-action film division is bringing back much of the creative team behind the original movie, including star Grace VanderWaal, who will reprise her role as Stargirl and director Julia Hart.
The movie will also feature actor Elijah Richardson as the romantic lead.
Furthermore, VanderWaal and composer-musician Michael Penn are set to write and perform original music for the movie.
The original movie was adapted from the best-selling book by Jerry Spinelli and centered around a boy living in Mica, Arizona, who wishes nothing more than an anonymous existence but whose life is turned upside down when he meets and falls for an unusual and colorful girl named Stargirl.
Hart and Jordan Horowitz, who co-wrote the initial adaptation with Kirsten Hahn, have written the original script that follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibility.
The sequel is the first Disney+ feature production to get a follow-up.