According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney + has begun development on a sequel to the film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s novel of the same name, ‘Stargirl‘. The film will once again have the presence of the main star Grace VanderWaal and its director Julia Hart.
Along with them most of the creative team of the first installment and new members for a cast that will be added Eljah Richardson (‘When They See Us’) as the male lead and Michael Penn (‘Fragiles’), who will also be in charge of writing and writing. perform the original music from the film.
The first film’s co-writer, Kirsten Hahn, will return as executive producer along with Jerry Spinelli, with original producers Jordan Horowitz, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman once again set to produce this project whose casting is now underway.
“Stargirl” is a cute and unconventional coming-of-age story based on the New York Times best-seller. Critically acclaimed, the story is about an unassuming high school student who is inexplicably drawn to a free-spirited new student, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves … and their world.
Her eccentricities and infectious personality captivate Leo and other students, rapidly going from being ignored and ridiculed to being accepted and praised, and to top it off, taking Leo on a veritable roller coaster of emotions.