Footage and stills from the world premiere of Disney’s new comedy “Hollywood Stargirl,” streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning Friday, June 3, are now available. In attendance at the event held earlier this evening at the El Capitan Theater were the film’s stars Grace VanderWaal, Judy Greer, Elijah Richardson, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Judd Hirsch, director/writer Julia Hart, writer/producer Jordan Horowitz, producer Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and producer Lee Stollman.
Disney’s “Hollywood Stargirl” is a sequel to the 2020 Disney+ film about free spirit Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a silver-voiced teenager whose simple acts of kindness work magic in the lives of others, that follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica, Arizona and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibilities. When her mother Ana (Judy Greer) is hired as the costume designer on a movie, they relocate to L.A., where Stargirl quickly becomes involved with an eclectic assortment of characters. They include aspiring filmmaking brothers Evan (Elijah Richardson) and Terrell (Tyrel Jackson Williams); Mr. Mitchell (Judd Hirsch), one of Stargirl’s neighbors; and Roxanne Martell (Uma Thurman), a musician Stargirl admires and encounters on her journey.
Returning as Stargirl, VanderWaal performs the original song “Figure It Out” she wrote for the film. Julia Hart returns to direct. Hart & Jordan Horowitz wrote the original script, based on the original character from Jerry Spinelli’s best-selling book Stargirl. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, p.g.a., Lee Stollman, p.g.a. and Jordan Horowitz, p.g.a. are the producers, with Kristin Hahn, Nathan Kelly and Jerry Spinelli serving as executive producers.
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