19 Mar 2021: Uma Thurman joins cast of 'Stargirl' sequel
Hollywood superstar Uma Thurman has joined the star cast of the sequel to Disney's young adult romantic drama Stargirl.
The original Stargirl, directed by Julia Hart, was released on Disney+ in March, last year. The movie became an instant hit.
Hart will be returning to the director's seat with Grace VanderWaal reprising her role as the protagonist Stargirl Caraway.
'Stargirl': 'Stargirl' is an adaptation of Jerry Spinelli's best-selling novel
Stargirl is an adaptation of author Jerry Spinelli's best-selling novel by the same name.
The film is a teenage drama exploring the topics of self-expression and non-conformity in a high school setting.
Leo, played by actor Graham Verchere, wishes for an anonymous and relaxed existence but he falls for a vibrant girl named Stargirl, played by VanderWaal, and his life is turned upside down.
Details: Thurman will be playing a musician in the upcoming film
The sequel will see the character of Stargirl step out of her comfort zone into the world of music.
This is where Thurman's character, musician Roxanne Martel, comes in. The film will show Stargirl admiring Martel as an artist.
Thurman will be joined by actors Judd Hirsch, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Judy Greer (as Stargirl's mother), and Elijah Richardson in the film.