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‘Stargirl’ Sequel in the Works With Grace VanderWaal at Disney+

Hart and Jordan Horowitz, who co-wrote the initial adaptation with Kirsten Hahn, have written the original script follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibility.

VanderWaal, who will reprise her role as Stargirl, will write and perform original music for this outing with Richard playing the romantic lead.

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman of Gotham Group return as producers while Horowitz will produce for Hart & Horowitz’s company Original Headquarters. Hahn and Spinelli are executive producers. Penn will also act as the new project’s executive music producer.

Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera are currently casting the movie.

Like other streamers, Disney+ does not give viewership numbers or guidance on how it counts “views.” However, the making of a sequel does auger that it was somewhat of a success. The sequel also becomes the first Disney+ feature production to get a follow up.

Richardson appeared in Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us and in the medical drama, New Amsterdam. He is repped by Cunningham Escot and Terrific Txalent.

Hart’s latest movie was I’m Your Woman, a 1970s-set crime drama that starred Rachel Brosnahan. The movie opened the 2020 AFI Fest and premiered on Amazon Prime in December. She is repped by CAA.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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