Giancarlo Esposito joins Disney’s Stargirl
AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Giancarlo Esposito has signed on for a supporting role in Disney’s Stargirl, according to Deadline. The actor joins a cast that currently includes Disney Channel star Karan Brar (Bunk’d), Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).
Directed by Julia Hart, and written by Kristin Hahn, based on the young adult novels from Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl follows Leo Borlock who, in a world where the spaces grow bigger even as they get smaller, meets Stargirl Caraway, a bright, authentic light who breaks through the sea of teenage confusion.
Per the report, Esposito will play a character named Archie, who is described as a Paleontologist who is a friend to Stargirl and Leo. Brar will play Leo’s best friend Kevin, while Stanchfield will play Gloria, Leo’s mom; and Hernandez will play Mr. Rabineau, a teacher at the kid’s school.
Filming is set to commence this month in New Mexico. The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman are producing in association with Hahn’s Hahnscape Entertainment. Jordan Horowitz is the executive producer. Stargirl will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
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