The world premiere of Disney’s new comedy “Hollywood Stargirl” took place last night at the El Capitan Theater. The film streams exclusively on Disney+ starting Friday, June 3. Attending the event were film 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-spirited Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a silver-voiced teenager whose simple acts of kindness work magic in the lives of others, which follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica, Arizona and into a larger world of music, dreams and possibilities. When her mother Ana (Judy Greer) is hired as a costume designer on a film, they move to Los Angeles, where Stargirl quickly becomes involved with an eclectic assortment of characters. They include budding filmmaker 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 whom Stargirl admires and meets on her journey.
Returning as Stargirl, VanderWaal performs the original song “Figure It Out” which she wrote for the film. Julia Hart returns to direct. Hart and Jordan Horowitz wrote the original screenplay, based on the original character from Jerry Spinelli’s bestselling Stargirl. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, pga, Lee Stollman, pga and Jordan Horowitz, pga are producing, with Kristin Hahn, Nathan Kelly and Jerry Spinelli serving as executive producers.