Date: 19th March 2021
Uma Thurman has officially signed on to star opposite Grace VanderWaal in Disney+'s upcoming Stargirl sequel. Thurman is set to portray the role of Roxanne Martel, a musician who VanderWaal’s titular character admires and encounters on her journey.
Grace VanderWaal and director Julia Hart are among those returning for the follow-up, now joined by actor Elijah Richardson as well as composer-musician Michael Penn, the latter of whom is writing and perform original music for the film.
The new story follows Stargirl's journey out of Mica and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibility.
Thurman will play Roxanne Martel, a musician Stargirl admires and encounters on her journey.
The 2020 movie, which debuted on Disney+ March 13, 2020, adapted the best-selling book by Jerry Spinelli and told of 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.
Based on author Jerry Spinelli’s coming-of-age novel of the same name, Stargirl was a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story based on the critically-acclaimed, New York Times’ best-selling young adult novel about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves…and their world.
Source: Press Release